Recently, the news of Filipino domestic helpers will enter China formally circulated on the internet. Filipino domestic helpers are specialized in service, which gives hope to families suffering from the lack of good nannies. However, according to a survey by Beijing Youth Daily, it is illegal to employ Filipino domestic workers in mainland China. Employers with business licenses will employ them through a labor visa, but families can not legally employ them in their personal names. Some domestic brokerage companies let Filipino domestic servants curve landing and set out 50,000 yuan of intermediary fees. Despite the high cost, high-end talent Filipino workers are still very popular in China. In this regard, the legal personage reminds us that illegal Philippine domestic service is surging underneath, and we should be careful to fall into the illegal employment trap.
Pipe Cleaning Can Cook
Understanding English and Watching Dolls
Filipino servants have a stereotype in many peoples minds: black, small, competent, very obedient, mostly working in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Ms. Qian (not her real name) of Hangzhou has two children in her family. She hopes to invite a Filipino servant. Following a friends introduction, Philippine servant Cherry went into Ms. Qians house. Just a few days later, Ms. Qian said nothing and wanted to see if Filipino commissioners would work.
She remembered that Cherry came in the afternoon, changed her clothes, tidied up her toilet drawers, and took the initiative to find work. Over the past few days, she has been carefully cleaned up. In the afternoon, when we take a nap, she wipes the dead corner of sanitation, such as kitchen roof, lamp, glass... Sometimes my mother refused to let her clean the glass. She said it was going to rain. Dont get tired of it. She said it was okay. She wiped it once a week anyway. Mrs. Qian was satisfied with the cleaning.
Besides, with children, Mrs. Qians eldest son is introverted, and its hard to mix with strangers. Its still very difficult to get used to seeing an outsider come in for the first time. But Cherry is very lively and often makes the boss laugh.
In English learning, Ms. Qians eldest son began to speak Chinese to Filipino servants for two weeks, occasionally skipping English words, but soon began to output English. In terms of cooking, Ms. Qian said, Grandma taught her to cook a few dishes that her father likes, and she made them twice. The progress is still very fast.
Overall, Ms. Qians family were satisfied with Cherry, a Filipino servant. My mother feels more expensive except when she pays her salary. Mrs. Qian laughed.
Intermediary fee 50,000 a year
Nearly 10,000 holidays per month
On the official website of a nanny agency, when a consultant inquires about the employment of Filipino domestic workers, online customer service will hang up a large number of relevant information.
Firstly, there are fees, which are divided into two standards. One is that employers must have business licenses, and five people pay social security under the business licenses. That is to say, those who are qualified to employ Filipino domestic workers must have their own enterprises and employ them in the form of labor visas. Such employers need to pay the intermediary fee of 50,000 yuan a year, and then pay the Philippine commissioners according to the monthly standard of 7,000-9,000 yuan. The 50,000 yuan intermediary fee includes the introduction fee, such as air ticket fee, tax fee, visa fee, medical examination fee of China and the Philippines, international commercial insurance fee, service intermediary fee, other handling fee and so on.
Intermediary companies said that Filipino commissioners do not have a probation period, if the employer is not satisfied with the arrival of Filipino commissioners, they can be responsible for a free change of personnel within six months. During the contract period, Filipino domestic servants may leave their jobs for personal reasons and be compensated free of charge. In the second year, if the employer wants to retain Filipino workers, he needs to renew the fee by an intermediary of 8000 yuan for one year.
In terms of personnel safety, the intermediary company said that Filipino domestic servants are regular entry, clear source, no criminal record. During the working period, the relevant documents and passports of Filipino servants are kept in the hands of employers. In terms of wage settlement, the employer settles the salary to the company every month. The company pays the salary on the card outside the country. The Philippine servant has no money.
Have an interview to be assessed
Intermediaries call it a hot shot
According to Mr. Yin, a broker of a housekeeping intermediary company, the interview method is through video, the employer meets Filipino servants separately. Employers should listen to Filipino servantsEnglish level, that is, whether their accent is pure or not; the other is to observe their personality and judge whether they are comfortable living together.
According to the introduction, if you want to go to work visa, Filipino servants must have undergraduate degree or above. The Philippine servants are between 22 and 45 years old. Filipino women with bachelors degree have to undergo a 40-day full-time government-appointed training to qualify as Filipino domestic helpers to officially take up their posts. Mr. Yin said, They have two daysclasses just for training in pet care.
Once the interview is qualified, the Filipino servant will apply for visas and other matters from abroad and fly directly to the employers city.
It is understood that the criteria given by the intermediary in the field of Filipino servant leave are: Filipino servant takes four days a month, takes seven days of annual leave a year and three days of Christmas. If the holidays are non-stop, we can get a subsidy of about 280 yuan a day.
Filipino domestic helpers have undergraduate degree and domestic training, but they need 50,000 yuan intermediary fee, nearly 10,000 yuan monthly salary and paid vacation. Can such a Filipino domestic helpers have a market in China? Mr. Yin said, Today is our interview day. Four customers are robbing a Filipino servant. The domestic market is still hot.
Illegal Employment of Filipino Domestic Workers
Watch out for empty pockets.
In fact, it is illegal for individuals to employ Filipino commissioners if it is not for the way of the company imports Filipino commissioners by means of labor service signatures. At present, the Philippines and the Chinese government have not signed a bilateral agreement to introduce Filipino domestic workers.
According to the Law on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens promulgated by the Peoples Republic of China, foreigners need to obtain a residence permit issued by the public security department and an employment permit issued by the labor department when they are employed in China. All regions of our country have issued special notices, clearly pointing out that foreigners are not allowed to engage in general work posts such as doorman, waiter, greeter and so on, while Filipino domestic servants are general domestic workers.
But there are still many companies to drill legal loopholes. According to a survey conducted by the Beijing Youth Daily, some domestic companies aim at this market and bring foreign workers into the mainland through trainers, teachers and even tourist business visas. However, it is illegal to work with tourist visas, and once the visas expire, these Filipino domestic workers will become illegal black households.
Employers employ Filipino servants through work visas, which invite foreigners to work in China in the name of company invitation, but actually let them engage in domestic service, which belongs to the act of wiping sideballs.
Legal experts warn that if employers and intermediaries and Philippine domestic workers sign employment contracts on the premise of violating the law, then for employers, this is also an invalid contract. Moreover, once a Philippine domestic helper is found by the police, he will be repatriated to his country, and his employer will be in a dilemma of wealth and wealth.
The first generation of Filipino domestic workers came to Hong Kong in the 1970s
Philippine servants are senior domestic workers from the Philippines, that is, domestic service professionals. Filipino servant is a little educated and knows a little English, enjoying the reputation of the worlds most professional nanny. In the world housekeeping industry, Filipino Maid can be regarded as a world famous brand.
Filipino maids came to China and first settled in Hong Kong. The first generation of Filipino maids in Hong Kong appeared in the 1970s. There were about 50 Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong in 1970. They were mainly employed by British and American families living in Hong Kong. The popularity of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong was after the 1980s. With the economic take-off of Hong Kong, in the 1980s, Hong Kong women went out of their homes to find jobs, and housework needed to be done on their behalf. Many Hong Kong families began to employ Filipino domestic helpers as domestic servants. For the Philippines, labor export is one of the largest sources of foreign exchange earnings in the Philippines. As one of the worlds largest exporters of population, according to official Philippine statistics, about 2.4 million Filipinos worked overseas as workers in 2015. Their foreign exchange earnings for the Philippines are about 63 billion yuan.
Detailed Rules on the Contents and Requirements of Filipino Domestic Service
The details of Philippine domestic helpers provided by intermediaries show that Philippine domestic helpers need to complete the following tasks:
1. Use dry cloth to clean the ceiling and wall when necessary. 2. Clean drawers, cabinets and wardrobes when necessary. 3. Clean the inside and outside of the refrigerator.
4. Clean the kitchen. 5. Clean the curtains.
1. Kitchen: Clean wall tiles, windows and window frames, clean exhaust fan oil, clean baking oven, clean cabinet, clean kitchen shelves.
2. Bathroom: cleaning wall tiles, doors and doorframes, cleaning windows and ventilation fans, cleaning mirrors, cleaning the inside and outside of bathroom cabinets and glass frames, cleaning the outside of hot water stoves, cleaning bath curtains, cleaning the inside and outside of washing machines, including the storage of laundry powder.
3. Living room, dining room and bedroom: Clean all doors and windows and frames, clean TV, sound mix, air conditioner, fans and cabinets, change and clean sheets, bed hats and pillow bags, and clean the beds that children sleep in.
4. Others: Clean baby carriages and toys, clean combs and brushes.
Source: Han Jiapeng_NN9841, Responsible Editor of Beijing Youth Daily