New contracts to protect domestic workers from high-rise window cleaning risk are no deterrent, says union

Posted by jaypee 192 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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The Federation of Asian Domestic Workers’ Unions (FADWU) has expressed its concern over the effectiveness of new provisions aimed at protecting domestic workers from the dangers of high-rise window cleaning.

New contracts, due to roll out on January 1, will prohibit domestic workers from cleaning the exteriors of windows above the ground floor, unless grills are installed. Workers may only extend only their arms outside the windows when cleaning them. Windows on balconies are exempt.