颱風過後 清理街道 支援工友

攜手應對超強颱風「山竹」造成的破壞

颱風過後 清理街道 支援工友

攜手應對超強颱風「山竹」造成的破壞

專題分類
專題報導
最後更新日期
17/9/2018

【颱風過後 清理街道 支援工友】
*Scroll down for English version

[請廣傳!] 呼籲:各位市民幫忙清理街道垃圾,帶備膠手套、口罩支援清潔工友

行動:
1) 自攜垃圾袋,幫手整理街道垃圾,恢復城市清潔
2) 帶備膠手套、口罩、雨衣等裝備支援清潔工友
*謹記注意自身安全,自備雨衣、水鞋、膠手套、口罩等,遠離大樹和岸邊

超強颱風「山竹」為香港帶來嚴重破壞,有啲地區甚至充斥住因風暴潮湧上陸地嘅垃圾,包括大量發泡膠、膠樽等。香港呢個城市屬於我哋每一位,而且呢啲垃圾大家有份製造,人人都有責任幫手恢復市面清潔。

圖片來源:賴振邦 (杏花邨平台垃圾 16/09/2018)

回顧上年九月多個颱風襲港,清潔工最先負責善後,工作量大增,要清理由大廈跌落黎嘅雜物。人工當然係照舊時薪$34.5最低工資,受到投訴要加班但無補錢。[2] 另外,清潔工嘅基本裝備如膠手套、口罩、雨衣嚴重不足,有啲著住垃圾袋當雨衣,要冒受傷嘅危險或自己出錢打工![3]

圖片來源:香港電台《視點31》外判清潔工的日常 (2017)

今次「山竹」威力更強大,造成更多破壞,清潔工嘅壓力大家可想而知。所以,大家如果屋企有膠手套、口罩、雨衣等裝備,不妨送俾屋企附近嘅清潔工友,保障佢哋嘅勞工權益。

正如上年十號風球「天鴿」吹襲澳門,令街道佈滿垃圾,滿目瘡痍。唔少居民自發清理街道,大家協力恢復市面清潔。相信香港人都可以出一分力,紓緩清潔工嘅龐大工作量!

相關活動
屯們誌發起:颱風過後,恢復街道,無分你我
屯門區探訪工友活動(17/9 7pm Vcity一田門外集合)
https://www.facebook.com/349180905445621/posts/710148769348831/

參考資料
[1] 【澳門直擊】街邊堆滿浸壞食材充斥濃烈腐臭味 猶如置身堆填區 (2017)
https://hk.appledaily.com/6996647/realtime/article/20170825/57126107
[2] 颱風天無裝備頂硬上 政府措施無助改善清潔工處境 (2017)
https://wknews.org/node/1545
[3] 外判清潔工零保障 打風開工只得一對膠手套 (2017)
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051869
//清潔工蓮姐在颱風期間亦要工作,但外判承辦商竟只提供一對橡膠手套,水鞋和雨衣等裝備均要自備:「唯有剪爛個啲膠袋著住先。」她指颱風令工作量增加,幸好得到友人相助,「我朋友落黎幫我掃架咋,自己一個掃唔哂」。//

圖片來源:香港電台《視點31》外判清潔工的日常 (2017)、賴振邦 (杏花邨平台垃圾 16/09/2018)

[Clean Our Streets, Support Workers after typhoon]

Appeal: Citizens help clean up street garbage, bring gloves and masks to support cleaners

Actions:
1) Self-carrying garbage bag, helper sorting street trash, restoring city cleaning
2) with glue gloves, masks, raincoat, etc gear support cleaners
* remember to pay attention to own safety, self-owned raincoat, water shoes, glue gloves, masks, etc, far from big trees and shore

The super strong Typhoon Mangkhut is causing serious damage to Hong Kong, and there are some areas that are even saturated with the trash of the storm on land, including a large amount of foam, plastic bottles, etc. The City of Hong Kong belongs to each and every one of us, and the garbage is made of everyone, and everyone has a duty to help restore the market clean.

Looking back, a number of typhoons attacked Hong Kong September last year, the cleaners was first responsible for the rehabilitation. Their workload was greatly increased, such as cleaning the fallen objects from buildings. Yet they are receiving the minimum wage only, without compenstation for extra workload. [2] In addition, the basic equipment of the cleaner, such as gloves, masks, raincoat, are severely insufficient. Some even use garbage bag as a raincoat. Cleaners have to risk injury or purchase equipment for work out of their own money. [3] This time, the power of Typhoon Mangkhut is stronger, causing more severe damage, giving cleaners intense pressure. So, if you have plastic gloves, masks, raincoat, and so on, you can send the cleaners near the house to protect their labour rights.

When Tyhpoon Hato hit macau last year, the streets were riddled with garbage and devastated. Many residents intiated to clean up the streets, and everyone has worked together to restore the cleanliness of Macau. We believe the people of Hong Kong can collaborate together and contribute to relieve the huge workload of cleaners, and restore order in our city after this mega disaster.

Related event
Tuen Mun District cleaners visit (17/9 7 pm vcity one tin door gather)
https://www.facebook.com/349180905445621/posts/710148769348831/

References
[1] Macau streets of the street are full trash after typhoon like a landfill (2017)
https://hk.appledaily.com/6996647/realtime/article/20170825/57126107
[2] Cleaning after typhoons without gear, government measures do not help improve the situation of cleaners (2017)
https://wknews.org/node/1545
[3] Outsourced cleaners have zero safeguard, they have to work with only one pair of rubber gloves (2017)
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051869
// Street cleaner Lin has to work during the typhoon, but the outsourcing contractor only offers a pair of rubber gloves, water shoes and raincoat, so she just cut a plastic bag into a raincoat. She pointed to the increase in the workload of the typhoon, fortunately getting help by friends.

Photo Credit: RTHK31 - Life of outsourced cleaners, Lai Jin-Pong (Trash on Heng Fa Chuen 16/09/2018