Domestic workers

Saudi Arabia grants domestic workers greater freedom to change jobs

Saudi Arabia recently passed significant changes to labor regulations, clarifying the circumstances allowing domestic workers to change employers regardless of the consent of the previous employer. These changes are set against the backdrop of far-reaching reforms under Vision 2030. A ministerial decision had already put in place ten cases that would allow the transfer of […]

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The health check of privatized domestic workers in Bahrain

Bahrain – Pre-employment health check for domestic workers is now fully privatized in Bahrain, a senior official has said. This decision is in application of decision (21) of 2022, modifying certain provisions of decision (30) of 2017, concerning the regulation of medical examinations for expatriates, declared the head of the medical commissions at the Ministry […]

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Bahrain privatizes pre-employment screening for domestic workers | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

Pre-employment screenings for domestic workers have been fully privatized, the head of the health ministry’s medical commissions, Dr Aisha Ahmed Hussein, has announced. This is the implementation of decision (21) of 2022, modifying certain provisions of decision (30) of 2017, relating to the regulation of medical examinations for expatriates. Dr Hussein […]

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Bangalore rains render several domestic workers homeless

In Bendapalaya, when it rains heavily, waste from the landfill enters the sewers, clogging them and causing flooding. Nothing reveals the sad state of Bengaluru’s infrastructure like the rains do. A week of continuous downpours in Bangalore has taken its toll on many of its underprivileged residents. Homes of hundreds of domestic and construction workers, […]

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Domestic workers are entitled to one fully paid weekly day off in the UAE

Abdul Rahman Said, Staff reporter According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE), a domestic worker is entitled to one fully paid weekly day off and an alternative day off or cash allowance equivalent to their daily wage if working on his day off. The worker’s day off shall not be less than […]

Housekeeping

Zespri Sungold kiwifruit wins 2022 Good Housekeeping Healthy Snack Award

ORANGE COUNTY, California – Zespri MT SunGold MT Kiwifruit, the best-selling brand of kiwifruit, has been selected as the winner of the 2022 competition Good Housekeeping Healthy snack prices. Zespri SunGold MT Kiwifruit provides a complete package of flavor and wellness nutrition, with over 20 vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, fiber, potassium, folic acid, […]

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Domestic workers still among the most exploited in South Africa

Refilwe Moloto speaks with the President of the Izwi Domestic Workers Alliance, Tshedza Maphosa, about the working conditions of domestic workers in South Africa. Domestic workers are among the most exploited and abused workers in all sectors. Many face the brunt of employers who overwork them, underpay them, and sometimes don’t pay them at all […]

Housekeeping

Carolina housekeeping staff ‘transforms’ 3 million square feet of on-campus residence halls

There will soon be a buzz in the air that was missing before. It returns each fall semester, as students again flood the Carolina campus. Tens of thousands of undergraduate and graduate students are returning home to Chapel Hill and they need a place to live. For many, this means on-campus housing. What often gets […]

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Progressive Home Collections: domestic, furniture collection

Middle Eastern furniture brand Homebox has announced the launch of its socially progressive ‘Hidden Room Collection’. Research across the Middle East reveals that 94% of homeowners keep a room hidden away when taking guests on tours of their home: the room assigned to domestic workers. This is a segment that the category of furniture and […]

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“Ensuring the Dignity of Domestic Workers”

Guwahati: Under the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 189, a domestic worker is “any person performing domestic work within the framework of an employment relationship”. Domestic workers perform their work within the households of their employers, such as cooking, cleaning, childcare, elder care, gardening, and other housework. An awareness and animation program on domestic workers […]

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Domestic workers and employer compliance

Pippa Hudson spoke with attorney and general counsel, Tertius Wessels, about the challenges employers face when trying to comply with the Work Injury and Illness Compensation Act. Last year, South Africans who employed domestic workers were asked to register with the Occupational Injuries and Diseases Compensation Act (COIDA). Employers were asked to pay annual contributions […]

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New Labor Rules Impact Illinois Employing Domestic Workers | Illinois

(The Center Square) – Keep track of this nanny’s time and be sure to pay a time and a half for overtime. Illinoisans who employ domestic workers like nannies, caregivers, or housekeepers have new policies they must follow, such as the state minimum wage law. New rules finalized by the Illinois Department of Labor announced […]

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Data shows domestic workers losing their jobs as South Africans leave the country

New data released by SweepSouth shows the devastating impact of out-migration and out-migration on domestic workers in South Africa. The group released its fifth annual survey of domestic workers on Monday August 1, outlining trends in how personal employees are paid in the country and how their lives have been affected by the Covid pandemic […]