轉載|‘Pride is for Living Wage, Rise with Pride for Change !’

轉載:https://migrantspride.wordpress.com/2019/09/05/lgbt-migrants-in-hk-calls-for-workers-living-wage-and-lgbt-rights-on-their-5th-migrants-pride-march/

LGBT migrants in HK calls for workers’ living wage and LGBT rights
on their 5th Migrants Pride March

在港LGBT移工社群於第五屆移工嬌傲日要求落實生活工資及LGBT權益

Migrant LGBT organizations in Hong Kong, supporters from local groups, and other migrants organizations gathered 1st of September with high spirits for their upcoming Migrants Pride March on 10 November 2019 in Chater Road, Central with the theme ‘Pride is for Living Wage, Rise with Pride for Change!’

在港LGBT移工團體,其他本地及移工團體於九月一日充滿鬥志地宣佈,以「嬌傲地爭取生活工資、嬌傲地起來帶來轉變」為題的第五屆移工嬌傲日,將在2019年11月10日於中環遮打道舉行。

 

Now on its fifth year, HK Migrants Pride will be launching events for education and campaigns to raise awareness on calls and concerns of the LGBT community. Last Sunday, September 1, the organizers kicked off the celebration through conducting an LGBT survey to determine their working conditions and LGBT concerns. Also, there will be a “Pride Hour” at 3pm every Sunday starting on October 6 in major converging points of migrant communities. LGBT migrants will also join the September 15 rally on wage. LGBT migrants are some of the active participants in the fight for living wage and better living conditions.

到了第五年,香港移工嬌傲日將舉辦多項宣傳教育及行動提昇對LGBT社群的需求的意識。上星期日,即9月1日,移工嬌傲日開始進行了解LGBT移工的勞動條件及需求。另外,10月6日開始,在移工社群的主要聚集地點,將在逢星期日的下午3時舉行嬌傲時刻的活動。LGBT移工亦會參與9月15日,要求增加工資的遊行。LGBT移工同時是爭取生活工資及改善生活條件的積極參與者。

 

With this year’s theme, HK Migrants Pride aims to highlight migrant domestic workers’ call for living wage and changing social concerns that perpetuates discrimination and exclusion in society, according to the organizers.

據組織者們分享,就今年度的主題,香港移工嬌傲日希望突出移民家務工爭取生活工資的訴求,及改變社會上歧視及社會性排拒的狀況。

 

‘With 380,000 migrant domestic workers (MDWs), it was never clear how the minimum allowable wage (MAW) was reviewed and implemented every year despite efforts of the Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body on their calls for transparency on the calculation of wage. MDWs who are playing a major role in HK economy, and each and every household we serve, are among the lowest earners. Aside from that, many of them work 24/7 and are not ensured decent accommodation. It is high time to call for living wage, a significant wage hike (HK$5894) and transparency of its computation’, said Shiela Tebia-Bonifacio of Gabriela Hong Kong and one of HK Migrants Pride organizers.

香港移工嬌傲日其中一位組織者,Gabriela Hong Kong 的Shiela Tebia-Bonifacio 提出,就有約380,000人口的移民家務工(移工)來說,即使亞洲移住人士聯盟不斷地要求需公開及透明化處理她們的最低可接受工資的計算及調整機制,但始終未獲得政府正面回應。移工們除了對香港經濟有所貢獻外,更服務了許多家庭的需要,但她們卻是最低收入的勞動者之一。除此以外,她們許多都需要每天二十四小時、每周七天候命,及沒有得到合理的住宿休息空間。現在正是恰當時刻去爭取生活工資,及顯著地調升工資(港圓5,894)及公開該調整機制。

 

Nick Delfin, another organizer from Filipino Lesbians Organization or FILO, added that exclusion of MDWs from important labour laws such as the Statutory Minimum Wage put all MDWs, including LGBT migrants, in a condition vulnerable to abuses and exploitation.

另一位組織者, Filipino Lesbians Organization(FILO)的 Nick Delfin補充了,把移工排除於如法定最低工資的重要勞工保障之外,是把包括LGBT移工的整體移工置於一個易受侵犯及剝削的處境。

 

‘This vulnerability is doubled among us LGBT migrants as we face discrimination and stereotypes that impact our work and living conditions’, Delfin remarked.

Delfin更指出,這種易受侵犯的情況尤以LGBT移工為甚,她們同時需面對社會上的歧視及刻板印象對她們的工作及生活條件的影響。

 

‘Together, we are PRIDE! We demand living wage and we continue our fight to end discrimination and social exclusion! We still have a lot to struggle as LGBT migrants, but is only through our collective action that we will reach our aspirations’, Delfin said.

Delfin說,我們是嬌傲自豪的!我們要爭取生活工資,及我們會持續爭取去結束歧視及社會性排拒!身為LGBT移工,前面我們仍有很多需要爭取的,只有透過連合行動,我們才可達到我們的期望。

 

Tina Cabrera of Filguys Association, another organizer, concluded with an invitation, ‘High five on our 5! See you on November 10!’

另一位組織者,Filguys Association的 Tina Cabrera最後作出邀請,’High five on our 5! See you on November 10!’

 

Among the major organizers of HK Migrants Pride 2019 are, auto8a, PrintHow, Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union (FMWU), United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-Migrante-HK), LIKHA Filipino Migrants Cultural Organization, ORGANIC Cultural Organization, and The SHARE HK.

香港移工嬌傲日2019的籌辦組織,除了發起的Gabriela Hong Kong,Filipino Lesbians Organization,Filguys Gabriela Association,更有支持的,auto8a,PrintHow,Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union (FMWU),United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-Migrante-HK),LIKHA Filipino Migrants Cultural Organization,ORGANIC Cultural Organization,及SHARE HK.

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