Keadilan bagi Rita: Upah Yang Ditahan 5 Tahun Akhirnya Diakui Secara Resm

  Lima tahun setelah majikannya menahan sebagian dari gajinya, klien kami, Rita*, akhirnya menjadi kreditur resmi melawan majikannya. Rita meninggalkan Indonesia untuk bekerja di Singapura pada tahun 2010 dan kembali pulang pada tahun 2012. Hanya mendapatkan gaji beberapa bulan selama dua tahun kerja, majikannya berjanji akan mengirimkan uangnya setibanya ia di kampung halaman. Tak dinyata,…

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Pelatihan Bagi Pegiat Organisasi Migran Membuka Jalan Bagi Kompensasi Yang Adil Untuk Pekerja Migran Indonesia

Menangani kasus pekerja migran tidaklah mudah. Apalagi jika pekerja migran sudah kembali pulang. Meski demikian, hal ini bukan tidak mungkin dilakukan. Ada berbagai cara dimana pekerja migran yang sudah kembali dari Hong Kong dan Singapura dapat menuntut keadilan. Hal tersebut dibahas dalam pelatihan dengan tema “Melakukan Gugatan Perdata Bagi Pekerja Migran di Singapura dan Hong Kong…

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Pekerja Migran Sukses Melawan Biaya Agen Ilegal

Titi akhirnya memenangkan gugatan di pengadilan. Kemenangan ini membuat Titi terbebas dari biaya agen illegal. Sebenarnya, hukum di Hong Kong membatasi biaya agen hanya sejumlah 10% dari gaji pertama atau sekitar HK$400. Namun kenyataannya agen di Hong Kong membebankan Titi biaya berkali-kali lipat. Guna mengelabui aturan, agen di Hong Kong memaksa Titi mengambil pinjaman “pribadi”…

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ILO-JWB Partnership Brings Cross-border Civil Litigation Skills to Indonesia-Malaysia Corridor

JWB and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Malaysia hosted a workshop to develop civil litigation strategies for Indonesian migrant workers who face exploitation and human trafficking in Malaysia. The event in Kuala Lumpur brought together front-line NGOs and legal practitioners who regularly serve migrant workers in the home or host countries. Attendees looked to identify…

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JWB Exceeds Goals at Fundraiser in Singapore

JWB recently hosted its second “Happy Hour on a Mission” networking fundraiser at the Tower Club in Singapore. Over 40 legal and business professionals gathered to relax, network and raise funds to strengthen access to justice for victims of labour exploitation and trafficking in Singapore. With the support of our generous sponsors, we raised SGD$11,000….

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23 Sept: CPD Workshop on Cross-Border Civil Remedies

_______________________________________________ Practicing law in Hong Kong? Join us for our upcoming CPD event, Private Remedies for International Migrant Workers in the 21st Century: A Legal Education Workshop on Cross-Border Civil Litigation. This event will be held on Friday, 23rd September 2016, 1.00PM – 5.00PM, at Room 901 in the Cheng Yu Tung Tower, the University of Hong…

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A Worker’s Successful Claim Against Illegal Agency Fees

By Eugean Lo and Jenna Yuen, JWB Pro Bono Legal Fellows JWB Hong Kong has partnered  with the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) and the Hong Kong branch of Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (SBMI) to support claims against unscrupulous employment agencies who overcharge workers in violation of the law. Recently, SBMI client Sundari successfully…

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Hong Kong: Training Community Leaders on Just Compensation

by Jenna Yuen, JWB Pro Bono Legal Fellow   JWB recently joined the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in a training seminar focused on protecting victims of human trafficking. More than fifty participants from Indonesian migrant worker organizations in Hong Kong attended the event, which covered identification of victims of trafficking, and how to provide support…

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