No System for Nannies Who are Transferees

Tonyang

11-26-2005, 12:05 PM

Dear Folks:

Last Sunday, I met a group of DH (nannies) from Singapore who arrived
in September. All five of them are transferees from Singapore. Their
expat sponsors were given new assignments in Tokyo. It’s a surprise
that there’s no such system provided by both Japanese and Philippine
governments to provide a reasonable salary range especially for two
of them who were crying for help because of the degrading salary that
they are receiving. One is receiving 32,000 yen and the other is
receiving 80,000 yen and these salaries were reconsidered already by
those expats. Why such a thing is happening in Japan? An expat who
is moving from one country to another will naturally bring with him
or her the Filipino maid whom he or she considers as indispensable
because of her kind of work. I think there’s misinformation in the
side of the Philippine government to inform the maids (who depend on
the info transfer from co-workers only BY CHANCE in the church or
stores in Tokyo for example) and the Japanese government to inform
the expats about the minimum salary of 150,000 yen (based on the
Immigration office records).

I understand that in Singapore, the average salary for a DH is only
$350 if I am not mistaken. Unfortunately, this rate is applicable in
Singapore only. In Japan, with 32,000 yen you can pay for your
telephone bills and utilities only. Although both of these crying
ladies are live-in, the amount that they’re receiving will not afford
them to save or remit money for their families back home.

I hope that the expats in Japan could be reasonable in this regard.
If we had been misinformed about it, I hope it’s alright to research
and understand the situation of your maids. After all, 150,000 yen
should more or less equal the kind of help and support that your maid
is providing you in your whole household and I am sure that this
amount won’t hurt.

There is a system for direct hires in Tokyo. The Philippine
government has a hiring system and complete application for this kind
of DH only… but for transferees, that remains to be seen. Hope
they will act on it right away because there is a greater % of DH who
are transferees from Singapore or HK.

For every domestic worker in Japan, data are necessary for the
institutionalization request of your profession so please support the
ongoing survey at http://www.tpmovers.org/domestic_workers_jap an.htm (http://www.tpmovers.org/domestic_workers_jap an.htm) .

Copied to TokyowithKids Forum and various mailing lists like
Progressivetimes, Tulong Pinoy, OFW Japan Forum, etc.

Tulungan po tayo para sa kapakanan ng mga masisipag nating mga
katulong sa Japan.:smiley:

OFW-Japan-Forum
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seanty

11-26-2005, 04:42 PM

sad…:frowning: :frowning:

richie

11-26-2005, 08:08 PM

Dear Folks:

Last Sunday, I met a group of DH (nannies) from Singapore who arrived
in September. All five of them are transferees from Singapore. Their
expat sponsors were given new assignments in Tokyo. It’s a surprise
that there’s no such system provided by both Japanese and Philippine
governments to provide a reasonable salary range especially for two
of them who were crying for help because of the degrading salary that
they are receiving. One is receiving 32,000 yen and the other is
receiving 80,000 yen and these salaries were reconsidered already by
those expats. Why such a thing is happening in Japan? An expat who
is moving from one country to another will naturally bring with him
or her the Filipino maid whom he or she considers as indispensable
because of her kind of work. I think there’s misinformation in the
side of the Philippine government to inform the maids (who depend on
the info transfer from co-workers only BY CHANCE in the church or
stores in Tokyo for example) and the Japanese government to inform
the expats about the minimum salary of 150,000 yen (based on the
Immigration office records).

I understand that in Singapore, the average salary for a DH is only
$350 if I am not mistaken. Unfortunately, this rate is applicable in
Singapore only. In Japan, with 32,000 yen you can pay for your
telephone bills and utilities only. Although both of these crying
ladies are live-in, the amount that they’re receiving will not afford
them to save or remit money for their families back home.

I hope that the expats in Japan could be reasonable in this regard.
If we had been misinformed about it, I hope it’s alright to research
and understand the situation of your maids. After all, 150,000 yen
should more or less equal the kind of help and support that your maid
is providing you in your whole household and I am sure that this
amount won’t hurt.

There is a system for direct hires in Tokyo. The Philippine
government has a hiring system and complete application for this kind
of DH only… but for transferees, that remains to be seen. Hope
they will act on it right away because there is a greater % of DH who
are transferees from Singapore or HK.

For every domestic worker in Japan, data are necessary for the
institutionalization request of your profession so please support the
ongoing survey at http://www.tpmovers.org/domestic_workers_jap an.htm (http://www.tpmovers.org/domestic_workers_jap an.htm) .

Copied to TokyowithKids Forum and various mailing lists like
Progressivetimes, Tulong Pinoy, OFW Japan Forum, etc.

Tulungan po tayo para sa kapakanan ng mga masisipag nating mga
katulong sa Japan.:smiley:

OFW-Japan-Forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ofw-japan-forum (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ofw-japan-forum)

ano kaya ang puedeng maitulong:confused:

Tonyang

11-26-2005, 10:27 PM

Awareness campaign sana. :king:

richie

11-27-2005, 06:53 PM

Awareness campaign sana. :king:

that means sasabihin ko sa mga kakilala ko and that’s it:confused:

Tonyang

11-27-2005, 08:49 PM

Richie, yes, malaking bagay ang information campaign lalo na kung may ripple effect. Maraming susunod na puwedeng mangyari depende sa klase ng taong makakaalam. Kung may mga creative at initiator at leader-type sa mga kakilala mo, I am sure puwede silang gumawa ng mga hakbang na magiging tulong para ma-elevate iyung kaso sa bilateral level. Kapag kumalat ng husto ito at makukuha ang attention ng policy makers sa dalawang bansa, mas maganda… tiyagaan nga lang at di sana maubos ang pasensiya natin kung walang pumapansin.

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Facts about Filipino Nannies in Japan
http://www.tpmovers.org/domestic_workers_jap an.htm

docomo

11-28-2005, 12:23 AM

that means sasabihin ko sa mga kakilala ko and that’s it:confused:

Yes that’s it (in detailed syempre):slight_smile: I guess one way of spreading this awareness… consider those people who doesn’t have the means to own a computer , people who can’t read/understand very well :slight_smile:

richie

11-28-2005, 10:47 PM

Yes that’s it (in detailed syempre):slight_smile: I guess one way of spreading this awareness… consider those people who doesn’t have the means to own a computer , people who can’t read/understand very well :slight_smile:

Ok! :slight_smile:

gabby

11-28-2005, 10:49 PM

Dear Folks:

Last Sunday, I met a group of DH (nannies) from Singapore who arrived
in September. All five of them are transferees from Singapore. Their
expat sponsors were given new assignments in Tokyo. It’s a surprise
that there’s no such system provided by both Japanese and Philippine
governments to provide a reasonable salary range especially for two
of them who were crying for help because of the degrading salary that
they are receiving. One is receiving 32,000 yen and the other is
receiving 80,000 yen and these salaries were reconsidered already by
those expats. Why such a thing is happening in Japan? An expat who
is moving from one country to another will naturally bring with him
or her the Filipino maid whom he or she considers as indispensable
because of her kind of work. I think there’s misinformation in the
side of the Philippine government to inform the maids (who depend on
the info transfer from co-workers only BY CHANCE in the church or
stores in Tokyo for example) and the Japanese government to inform
the expats about the minimum salary of 150,000 yen (based on the
Immigration office records).

I understand that in Singapore, the average salary for a DH is only
$350 if I am not mistaken. Unfortunately, this rate is applicable in
Singapore only. In Japan, with 32,000 yen you can pay for your
telephone bills and utilities only. Although both of these crying
ladies are live-in, the amount that they’re receiving will not afford
them to save or remit money for their families back home.

I hope that the expats in Japan could be reasonable in this regard.
If we had been misinformed about it, I hope it’s alright to research
and understand the situation of your maids. After all, 150,000 yen
should more or less equal the kind of help and support that your maid
is providing you in your whole household and I am sure that this
amount won’t hurt.

There is a system for direct hires in Tokyo. The Philippine
government has a hiring system and complete application for this kind
of DH only… but for transferees, that remains to be seen. Hope
they will act on it right away because there is a greater % of DH who
are transferees from Singapore or HK.

For every domestic worker in Japan, data are necessary for the
institutionalization request of your profession so please support the
ongoing survey at http://www.tpmovers.org/domestic_workers_jap an.htm (http://www.tpmovers.org/domestic_workers_jap an.htm) .

Copied to TokyowithKids Forum and various mailing lists like
Progressivetimes, Tulong Pinoy, OFW Japan Forum, etc.

Tulungan po tayo para sa kapakanan ng mga masisipag nating mga
katulong sa Japan.:smiley:

OFW-Japan-Forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ofw-japan-forum (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ofw-japan-forum)

That is not a nice story Ka Tonyang. I know a lot of Nannies in Japan because my loyal patrons at the restaurant are expatriates. What I know from what they have told me is that they are getting 150 to 180,000 yen. Live in are getting less but not as low as 32,000 yen. If that is true it is horrible. Are their employers Chinese? Most of the Nannies I know are employed by Europeans and Northern Americans. Most of them are investment bankers and financial experts. No wonder they can well afford to pay that much for Nannies.

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