Domestic workers

This is the current average salary for domestic workers in South Africa

Cleaning service SweepSouth has released its latest report on domestic workers’ pay and working conditions for 2021, revealing how much domestic workers are paid in South Africa. The report provides an overview of working conditions for domestic workers, including cleaners and gardeners, based on survey responses from 7,000 workers over the past year. It also […]

Housekeeping

Disney offers $1,000 bonus to new kitchen and housekeeping staff at Walt Disney World

Disney laid off tens of thousands of employees during the pandemic and now they are hiring and offering $1,000 bonuses in an effort to recruit new housekeeping and kitchen workers to Walt Disney World. Those who want the bonus must stay for at least 90 days. But here’s the catch. You get $250 after 90 […]

Housekeeping

Arizona Grand Resort and Spa is offering $20 an hour for housekeeping jobs

Arizona Grand Resort and Spa is offering $20 an hour for housekeeping jobs One Valley hotel stays competitive in this job market by offering what it calls the highest wages in the state for its workers. PHOENIX – A valley hotel stays competitive in the job market by offering what it calls the highest wages […]

Domestic workers

Domestic workers are using the Gig Economy against itself

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Fed up, Argentinian domestic workers demand a better deal | News on workers’ rights

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Buenos Aires, Argentina – Angelica Lopez takes three buses to get to work. She could take two buses, but her left knee hurts. She has been in pain for a long time and has no paid sick leave to rely on while […]

Domestic workers

Opinion: Domestic workers have long been underpaid and unappreciated. It’s time to give them what they deserve

Before the pandemic, most domestic workers were already earning extremely low wages, and had no access to health care or basic services. As a result, these workers are among the millions of women — and especially women of color — who have borne the brunt of the pandemic and its economic fallout. After a year […]

Domestic workers

Making decent work a reality for domestic workers

Occupational safety and health Despite common perceptions, private households are workplaces and as such have associated occupational safety and health risks. Domestic workers are routinely exposed to chemical, ergonomic, physical, psychosocial and biological hazards, particularly given the variety of tasks they perform. Low awareness of these risks, lack of legal coverage and difficulties in inspecting […]

Domestic workers

Celebrating 10 years of domestic workers’ rights around the world

Ten years ago, on June 16, 2011, a historic international treaty was adopted to help protect domestic workers around the world. The International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 189, Regarding decent work for domestic workers radically changed the way domestic workers – the vast majority of whom are women and girls – and their work at […]

Domestic workers

NJ Bill Granting Domestic Workers Rights, Labor Protections Announced

State lawmakers were in Newark on Wednesday to announce a bill that provides labor rights and protections for New Jersey’s nearly 50,000 domestic workers — housekeepers, nannies and caregivers who work in people’s homes. Senator Richard J. Codey, D-Essex, and Congresswoman Britnee N. Timberlake, D-Essex, address a crowd of 100 domestic workers who gathered outside […]

Domestic workers

Millions of domestic workers among the hardest hit by pandemic, report says

A international labor organization report (ILO) notes that 10 years after the adoption of the historic convention on domestic workers, there has been little improvement in their working conditions. When the convention was adopted, domestic workers were among the most undervalued invisible members of the global workforce. Ten years later, they are still struggling to […]