Below is the invitation of the Asian Migrant Coordinating Body (AMCB) for December 16's  celebration of International Migrants Day.

 The main purpose of the activity is to impart on the migrants a deeper understanding of why  the HK government is proposing a wage-cut and abolishment of live-out arrangements on  them and at the same time gather more support against said proposals.

 Hoping you could come and be one in solidarity with the migrant workers.

 International Human Rights Day/International Migrants Day
 Asian Migrant Coordinating Body (AMCB)
 Edinburgh Place (near City Hall), Central
 16 December 2001, 1:00 - 6:00pm

 Programme

 1:00pm-2:00pm   March around Central
Route:  Edinburgh Place>Star Ferry subway>Chater Road>
Chater Garden>Bank St.>Queen's Road>Ice House St.>
Chater Road>Subway Star Ferry>Edinburgh Place

 2:30pm-6:00pm   Main Program
                         Introduction and Reading of AMCB Statement
                         Connie Bragas-Regalado, UNIFIL-HK chairperson

                         Speeches
                                 Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers
                                 Association of Sri Lankans
                                 Far East Overseas Nepalese Association
                                 Friends of Thai

                         Solidarity Messages

                         Cultural Presentations

                         Closing

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                   Asia Pacific Mission for Migrant Filipinos (APMMF)
                 Address: No.4 Jordan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
                             Tel. no.: (852) 2723-7536
                             Fax no.: (852) 2735-4559
                            E-mail: apmmf@hknet.com
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Hong Kong Coalition for Migrants・ Rights (CMR)

invites our fellow migrants, workers and supporters to join:

PUBLIC MARCH & ASSEMBLY

to protect migrants・ rights

Stand up against the anti-migrant proposals

and policies in HK:


NO TO (ANOTHER) WAGE CUT! NO TO REMOVAL OF LIVE-OUT SYSTEM!

NO TO IMPOSITION OF LEVY! NO TO QUOTA LIMITATION ON FDWS IN HK!

STOP ABUSES & CONTRACT VIOLATIONS! SCRAP THE 2-WEEK RULE!

RESPECT DOMESTIC WORK! REAL ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS!


16 December 2001, Chater Road & Victoria Park

10:00 AM: Migrants・ Assembly #1 (Victoria Park, Causeway Bay) -
football pitch

11 AM: March from Victoria Park to Central Government Offices (CGO),
passing through Central

11:00 AM: Migrants・ Assembly #2 (Chater Road, Central)

12:00 noon: Convergence of 2 groups; Joint march to CGO

12:15 PM: Submission of Petition and Protest Programme @ CGO

2:00-6:00 PM: Public Assembly Against Wage Cut & Anti-Migrant Proposals
(Chater Road, Central)

Organised by: Coalition for Migrants・ Rights (CMR). Contact: 6271-8606
(Lori Brunio) or 6194-7029 (Wahyu)

CMR members: Asian Domestic Workers Union, Association of Sri lankans in
HK, Far East Overseas Nepalese Association, Forum of Filipino
Reintegration & Savings Groups, Indian Domestic Workers Association,
Indonesian Migrant Workers Union, Thai Women Association.

With the support of: Hong Kong Domestic Workers・ General Union, KOTKIHO
(Indonesian alliance), Hong Kong trade unions, local and regional
advocates and NGOs, Migrant Forum in Asia and international support
groups..