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Protecting domestic workers in Pakistan will take more than laws

When Pakistan’s largest province passed a law in 2019 that granted legal rights and social security to domestic workers, reformers cheered. But two years later, relatively few domestic workers have registered for social security and most continue to work without a contract. Most domestic workers are women, including some underage workers. Campaigners say it can […]

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British Columbia to phase out private housekeeping and food service contracts in acute care

Links to the breadcrumb News Local News The provincial government says it will notify beginning this fall, under 21 commercial contracts, of its intention to begin returning workers’ employment to health authorities. Author of the article: Hina Alam, The Canadian Press Publication date : August 30, 2021 • August 30, 2021 • 2 minute read […]

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These neat monsters clean their own hotel rooms

Nobility obliges! While most hotel guests rely on housekeeping to clean up the mess they leave behind in their rented rooms, some conscientious travelers are now donning aprons and playing housekeeper. British resident Darren Dowling last week posted an image on Facebook showing her hotel room tag, and it went viral. The photo shows her […]

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Here’s how many domestic workers there are in South Africa – and the wage changes you should know about

The latest Quarterly Labor Force Survey (QLFS) from Statistics South Africa shows that the hiring of domestic workers has improved significantly over the past year. The QLFS shows that the number of domestic workers in the country increased from 745,000 in Q2 2020 to 892,000 workers in Q2 2021. This annual increase of 147,000 jobs […]

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The importance of reintroducing the National Bill of Rights for Domestic Workers

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic workers have risked their lives to keep others safe during these uncertain times. Cleaners are disinfecting homes so families can feel more protected from the virus, while those working in elderly care are the first line of defense for the pandemic’s most vulnerable population. As people return to their physical […]

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Housekeeping understaffed, a national concern

After a long period of simply trying to stay afloat, hotels in many parts of the country have rebounded near normal occupancy rates. In theory, this would be great news, but unfortunately several leading hotel chains in the US have not rearranged the size of housekeeping staff to accommodate the higher number of guests, The […]

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Mayor de Blasio holds hearing on domestic worker bill, signs law requiring city contractor

August 18, 2021 NEW YORK-Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed a bill requiring the city’s social service providers to enter into labor peace agreements within 90 days of receiving a contract from the city and held a hearing public on a bill to protect domestic workers from discrimination under human rights law. “New York City […]

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Good Housekeeping Most Popular Products of July 2021

courtesy Every month at Good Housekeeping, we round up the best gifts on the market, analyze the season’s top trends, and test new and trusted products at the renowned Good Housekeeping Institute – and every month our readers decide which items they want. spend their hard-earned money. July was a huge shopping month for our […]

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How to Submit a Story to GH Magazine

We appreciate your interest in writing for Good Housekeeping. We’re always on the lookout for great writers with big ideas, with the goal of delivering a unique blend of voices and perspectives to our readers. When it comes to freelance pitches, we’re interested in long-form stories, deeply reported service articles, and personal essays that offer […]

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Spruce Acquires Housekeeping Startup The Minte, Expands Lifestyle Services to Chicago

Nation’s Largest Apartment Amenity Provider Expands Housekeeping and Chores Offering to Chicago-area Luxury Apartment Residences Combining Spruce’s in-depth logistics with The Minte’s on-demand housekeeping will unlock more options for multi-family residents Chicago becomes Spruce’s 14th market and company’s 10th market since February 2020 AUSTIN, Texas and CHICAGO, August 11, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprucethe leading provider of lifestyle […]

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Spruce Acquires Housekeeping Startup The Minte, Expands Lifestyle Services in Chicago

AUSTIN, Texas and CHICAGO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Spruce, the leading provider of lifestyle services to the multi-family sector, today announced the acquisition Mint, a startup bringing hotel-style housekeeping to luxury apartment residences. The acquisition allows Spruce to expand its presence in the Chicago area with leading property management companies, while The Minte gains a greater […]

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TikTok Cleaners Give Housekeeping Tips Worth Going Viral

When I first learned that millions of people were using TikTok to watch others clean up areas like bathrooms and sock drawers, I was in disbelief. What will they hook us to next, watching the paint dry? I decided to do an in-depth analysis of the cleaning video to see why these snippets are so […]

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Daily cleaning can be a permanent victim of Covid: Travel Weekly

Christina Jelsky To clean or not to clean daily, that is the question. Daily hotel housekeeping, once a standard amenity at virtually every property across the chain, has now become the exception, not the rule, in today’s Covid-era normalcy. At the height of the pandemic, many U.S. properties suspended routine daily housekeeping in an effort […]

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Hearst UK wants all its brands to have Good Housekeeping authority in product testing

Good Housekeeping has set a standard at Hearst UK that the rest of the portfolio wants to replicate. For nearly 100 years, homelife magazine has cultivated an audience of readers who trust its product recommendations, reviews, and seals of approval enough to spend their money on these time-tested articles. Now the Good Housekeeping Institute has […]

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Indian domestic workers lose their jobs over Covid fears | Global Development

The job paid a pittance, with two days off a month, and sometimes the hostess called as part-time housekeeper Noor Jahan was almost at the door “just massage my feet before I go” – an extra service for which there was no salary. Yet Jahan, 56, wants to get back to work, despite earning just […]