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Netflix’s ‘Maid’ may spark greater understanding of issues facing domestic workers

Like probably many of you, I recently watched the Netflix limited series “Maid,” which tells the story of a Washington woman who becomes a housekeeper after escaping domestic violence. Set in a fictional facsimile of Port Townsend, the series was inspired by a memoir of the same name written by former Washington resident Stephanie Land. […]

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Formalization of African domestic workers remains an elusive dream | Africa | DW

Juliet, 20, works as a housekeeper in Kampala, Uganda’s capital. Her employer has not paid her for five months and her total back wages now stand at around $150 (€133). “They take a long time to pay me. If they do, it’s in installments. My bosses are rude and yell at me. Sometimes I get […]

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Accounts of Abuse of Vietnamese Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia

On the September 3 flight that brought the Vietnamese soccer team back from Riyadh, the Saudi capital, there were also domestic workers who had been stranded for months in a deportation center. One of them was Lang Thi Thu from Con Cuong, Nghe An province. Thu left for Saudi Arabia in 2017 on a two-year […]

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New SF program helps formerly homeless people stay indoors

If left entirely to his own devices, Maurice Hackett would leave his residential hotel room overrun with trash and cockroaches, and he often forgot to get up and eat. Indeed, after years of chronic homelessness and battling drug addiction, the 43-year-old struggles to focus on the essentials in the tiny subsidized bedroom that’s pretty much […]

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UAE closes 84 offices for offering domestic workers for hire – News

Legal action will be taken against closed office owners resuming operations wham Published: Tue, Nov 23, 2021, 5:56 PM Last update: Tue, Nov 23, 2021, 6:54 PM The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (Mohre) has closed 84 recruitment offices for offering domestic workers for hire across the country, despite their licenses expiring. The ministry […]

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Government launches inquiry into domestic workers – The Financial Express

The survey results, which will likely be released by September next year, will help the government shape evidence-based policies. The government on Monday launched a pan-India survey to identify, count and understand the socio-economic characteristics of domestic workers rendering services in private households as servants, cooks, babysitters, caretakers, guardians and caretakers, among others , and […]

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Survey of domestic workers reported; probable results in 1 year

The Ministry of Labor and Employment on Monday launched the fieldwork for the All-India Domestic Workers (DW) Survey, covering 742 districts in 37 states and union territories. “This survey will cover all types of domestic services like cook, driver, housekeeper, guardian (for children), caretaker, etc. This evidence-based study will help the government to develop policies […]

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Government launches first-of-its-kind survey of domestic workers

The Center on Monday launched the first pan-India survey of domestic workers covering all types of services such as cooks, drivers, housekeepers, guardians and caretakers among others. The exercise will cover 742 districts across the country. Launching the survey, Labor Minister Bhupender Yadav said the survey aims to help the government understand important issues and […]

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Launch of the first national survey on domestic workers | Latest India News

Union Labor Minister Bhupender Yadav on Monday launched the country’s first survey of domestic workers, the latest in a group of five national jobs census campaigns aimed at collecting data on the vast labor force. country’s informal work that will feed into an upcoming national employment policy in Asia’s third-largest country. greater economy. Domestic workers […]

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Alphabet deploys 100 ‘housekeeping’ robots to Google offices to run errands; look

In a significant development, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, tested its robot prototypes by having them perform small tasks autonomously in Google’s offices. In a bid to train robots to perform tasks in complex environments like homes and offices, Alphabet announced that its Everyday Robots project team, launched in 2019, within the Experimental X labs wing, […]

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Thank You Jackie, and Other Home Care Items | Columnists

Congresswoman Jackie Speier told the nation on Tuesday that she was not seeking re-election in 2022. I was shocked because she is a solid rock in our fragile and unstable American politics. I just want to say “thank you” to him for his decades-long commitment to the people of this country. A survivor of gun […]

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Hong Kong domestic workers ‘misusing’ post-contract grace period, officials say, pointing to rise in work visa denials

More and more Hong Kongers foreign housekeepers are “misusing” a special arrangement that allowed them to stay in the city for a month after their contract was terminated, officials said, pointing to a significant increase in the number of visas rejected due to an alleged “change of ‘use”. Immigration Department has rejected 1,332 visa applications […]

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The best Black Friday deals from the Good Housekeeping kitchen team

Black Friday can be a chaotic time, with deals seeming to start earlier and earlier each year. This year, Black Friday deals started in early November, although the official date is only November 26 for 2021. Of course, the advantage is that you can choose from more offers – if you know where to look. […]

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Housekeeping and catering staff among those receiving senior management awards

You are the Home > Bryn Mawr College News and Headlines › Housekeeping and catering staff among those receiving senior management awards Published on November 18, 2021 at 11:04 am The Bryn Mawr Senior Executive Awards are given to recognize those who have recently stepped up in a special way to serve their departments or […]

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ELEC rejects NJDSC’s request to avoid contribution limits on management account

In one advisory opinion released yesterday, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has denied a request by the New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) to avoid campaign contribution limits on a “ apolitical management” held by the party. NJDSC lawyer Raj Parikh, on behalf of the state party, submitted the advisory opinion request […]

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Domestic workers protest against lack of social security and inefficient government scheme

Demonstration by domestic workers in Marathahalli, as part of the campaign. Photo: Shaheen Shasa Domestic workers are found in every urban and semi-urban household in India, yet are invisible. Many domestic/carer workers work long hours and are seen rushing to work as early as 5am in the morning, rain, shine or cold in the winter! […]

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Domestic workers ignored in labor law, Covid compensation

An informal labor sector that comprises around 2.5 million people remains unrecognized even around 50 years after the country’s independence. Domestic workers have been among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, as many of them were heavily dependent on multiple jobs just to survive. When the contagious disease cut off a large part of […]

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Good Housekeeping Most Popular Products of October 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. As fall approaches, GH readers have begun bracing […]

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Good Housekeeping launches furniture collection with DFS

Among the many initiatives we will be unveiling to celebrate our 100th anniversary of Good Housekeeping, I personally think one of the most exciting is the launch of the GH100 furniture collection with our partners DFS. This range is the result of months of work and collaboration between myself, our Homes team and the brilliant […]

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With post-World Series housekeeping complete, Orioles roster offers plenty of room for change

When the Orioles fired four players from their 40-man roster on Sunday, they turned a metaphorical crater into a gaping hole. The reinstatement of left-hander Keegan Akin, right-hander Jorge López, infielder Jorge Mateo and outfielder DJ Stewart from the 60-day injured list increased Baltimore’s roster of 40 players to 31. Since the end of the […]

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US State Department and PH envoys address domestic workers’ rights

US State Department Chief of Protocol Nan Kelley and Elizabeth Art joined A3/G5 domestic workers for a webinar on their rights and responsibilities. CONTRIBUTED WASHINGTON DC – A recent virtual forum for Filipino domestic workers employed by various embassies, as well as members of the diplomatic corps, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, […]

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Virginia Tech housekeeping tackles the flu with thorough cleaning and disinfection and strong teamwork | VTX

Know the lingo There are three types of cleaning processes: cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection. Cleaning removes visible objects from a surface. It can remove germs from the surface, but it won’t kill them. Disinfection reduces the number of pathogens on a surface and kills almost all germs. Disinfection kills bacteria, germs and fungi. The difference […]

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New sick pay proposal for domestic workers garners support

After 13 years spent in a housekeeping agency, Edina Ajin Perez decided, in 2017, to go solo. She cleans two or three houses a day, works for a total of 15 clients, and generally business is good. A few weeks ago, however, one of Perez’s new clients surprised her. If Perez, 39, ever got sick […]

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More details on the work history of domestic workers made available to potential employers

SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has made information about migrant domestic workers and their employment history more transparent so that employers can make informed decisions when hiring helpers, including those which have already been frequently transferred. Employers can access information about a potential domestic helper’s work experience, the types and sizes of households […]

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Several thousand domestic workers waiting to enter S’pore in the next 3 months: Gan Siow Huang

SINGAPORE – More migrant domestic workers (MDWs) will be able to enter Singapore in the coming months if the Covid-19 situation continues to stabilize at local and regional levels, the Minister of State for Main- work Gan Siow Huang. Due to the high demand for entry approvals, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will continue to […]