Gov met Philippines Consul General over PH migrant workers in the territory
Consul General of the Philippines Emil T has been assured by the American Samoa Government of its commitment to safeguarding the rights and well-being of Philippines migrant workers in the territory.
In a press statement released, Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga gave the affirmation at a meeting in Honolulu last week.
The statement cited the Governor's letter sent to Secretary Susan Ople on April 24 2023, emphasizing the position that American Samoa “apply the principles and guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act to all employees within the territory, just as it is done within the United States.
"It goes without saying that these labor standards and protections include application to the employment of foreign workers.”
Furthermore, the American Samoa Government acknowledges compliance with the protection of its workers as it is required by Philippine law.
Governor reiterated his commitment to safeguarding the rights and well-being of Philippines migrant workers in American Samoa, emphasizing that they are an integral part of the local economy and society.