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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Domestic workers bleed their jobs as cash-strapped employers emigrate and cut costs

PHOTO: Gallo/Getty Images One in four South African domestic workers said they had lost their job in the past year because their employer emigrated, migrated or could no longer afford to pay them. There has been a “worrying” rise in the number of domestic workers working seven days a week, but median earnings remain well […]

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MPs urge government to monitor Ugandan domestic workers abroad

The gender, labor and social development commission has urged the government to quickly put systems in place to monitor Ugandans working in foreign countries as domestic workers. This follows rampant cases of torture and death of Ugandan domestic workers abroad. MPs said the government should emulate countries like the Philippines, which has a […]

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Uganda: MPs Call on Government to Protect Overseas Domestic Workers

1. The gender, labor and social development commission has urged the government to quickly put in place systems to monitor Ugandans working in foreign countries as domestic workers. 2. This follows rampant cases of torture and death of Ugandan domestic workers overseas. 3. MPs said the government should emulate countries like the Philippines, whose labor […]

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Uganda. Parliamentarians call on government to protect domestic workers overseas

House ” General ” Uganda. Parliamentarians call on government to protect domestic workers overseas Download logoThe gender, labor and social development commission has urged the government to quickly put systems in place to monitor Ugandans working in foreign countries as domestic workers. This follows rampant cases of torture and death of Ugandan domestic workers abroad. […]

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Italy offers €200 bonuses to seasonal workers and migrant domestic workers

The Italian government passed legislation in May this year providing for one-time benefits of €200 for many categories of workers, including seasonal and domestic workers. “Law DL 50/2022 allows migrant workers to apply for the bonus, provided that they resided in Italy before July 1, 2022 and that all income conditions are met”, a statement […]

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Minimum age for Filipino domestic workers overseas, including those in UAE, raised to 24

Jean Rio Bautista Bautista said: “The increase in the required age is in line with the expanded anti-trafficking law and the notice issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration. [POEA] in compliance with the law. » The POEA is the government agency responsible for supervising and regulating commercial recruitment firms in the Philippines and is […]

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Three solutions being considered to end the domestic worker crisis – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger This post has been read 18747 times! Unable to continue determining costs KUWAIT CITY, July 27: In view of the continuing national labor crisis following the dispute between the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on the one hand and the bureaus over the pricing of recruitment on the other hand, […]

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New center opens in Tampines for domestic workers and employers to seek help

SINGAPORE – Migrant domestic workers and their employers now have a new place where they can seek help or advice from the Center for Domestic Workers (CDE) on work-related issues. The CDEConnect center, located in the Income office complex in Tampines Junction, officially opened its doors on Sunday July 24th. It joins another center at […]

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Allow the transfer of domestic workers in case of conflict – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger This post has been read 2852 times! Reconsider decision on domestic workers, expert urges authorities KUWAIT CITY, July 23: Domestic labor affairs researcher Bassam Al-Shammari has called on employment-related government agencies such as the Ministry of Interior and the Public Authority for Manpower to reconsider the decision that prohibits the […]

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Angel investors fund mobile app for domestic workers

A group of Filipino private investors has injected $150,000 (about 8.5 million pula) into a Singapore-based financial technology (fintech) platform that provides services to migrant domestic workers in Southeast Asia. Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN) has announced its investment in JiPay, a startup that has developed a mobile app that migrant domestic workers and their […]

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‘Unfair and racist’: President of Macau Household Workers Union slams government order for all Filipinos to take Covid-19 tests

A domestic workers’ union has denounced the Macau government’s order requiring all Filipinos in the city to undergo daily Covid-19 tests, calling it discriminatory. Jassy Santos, president of the Macau Progressive Domestic Workers Union, told HKFP that she believes the requirement unfairly targets Filipinos at a time when many – who work primarily as domestic […]

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Over 7,000 new domestic workers seen in 2022; 63% of workers are Filipino – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger This post has been read 2120 times! KUWAIT CITY, July 21: The issue of domestic workers repeatedly blows hot and cold and involves the government, the National Assembly and the community, as well as the owners of recruitment offices and others as there is a high demand domestic workers, reports […]

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More households are abandoning domestic workers

The latest data from the Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor (OMSIM) survey shows that more and more South African households are choosing to do without a domestic worker to save money each month. The findings are based on interviews with more than 1,500 households, assessing the financial attitudes and behavior of the country’s working […]

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Ethiopia agrees to Kuwaiti conditions on hiring domestic workers – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger This message has been read 5158 times! Sri Lanka Embassy Reduces Recruitment Fees for Servants KUWAIT CITY, July 18: The head of the Kuwait Federation of Domestic Labor Offices Khaled Al-Dakhnan has called for the urgent signing of the labor agreement with Ethiopia, Al-Qabas daily reports. Al-Dakhnan told the daily […]

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‘The Hidden Room’ shines a light on expatriate domestic workers in the Middle East

With a moving film, Home Box announces the launch of a new furnishing collection for an often overlooked segment: domestic workers. Expatriate domestic workers are employed in many homes across the Middle East, but it’s a segment that the furniture and home furnishings category, in general, has often overlooked, according to a new campaign from […]

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Philippines reportedly raising age of domestic workers who are ‘permitted’ to work overseas – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger This post has been read 3880 times! Attempt to protect themselves from human trafficking KUWAIT CITY, July 17: The Philippine government has raised to 24 the age of employment of its domestic workers authorized to work outside the country to “protect them from human trafficking”, according to informed sources who […]

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Initial agreement reached for the employment of Ethiopian domestic workers in Kuwait

Cairo: Operators of national labor recruitment agencies in Ethiopia recently visited Kuwait and concluded initial employment contracts, a step that should alleviate the shortage of such labor in the country, said a specialist. “This milestone signals an imminent breakthrough in the conclusion of a Kuwaiti-Ethiopian Memorandum of Understanding regulating the recruitment of labor from Addis […]

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Discrimination against domestic workers | Print edition

Views) : What a foolish ploy – the plan to ban Sri Lankan domestic workers from traveling abroad if they haven’t sent funds through official channels during a previous period of employment! That’s what my friend, HR Expert HR Perera, better known as HR, was referring to when we spoke on Thursday morning. Fortunately, […]

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Domestic workers not residing with their employer will be required to undergo a daily test

Domestic workers not residing with their employers will be listed as a key high-risk work group and will be required to perform nucleic acid tests and rapid antigen tests daily from tomorrow (Saturday), the authorities announced. health authorities. Domestic helpers who have been living with employers since July 11 will not be listed in key […]

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PIL Seeking Welfare Council for Retired Home Nurses and Domestic Workers from Delhi HC

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) requesting the Union of India to consider forming a Welfare Board for home nurses and domestic workers to avoid alleged exploitation by recruitment agencies etc. , was removed from the Delhi High Court on Friday. On Friday, Bench Satish Chandra Sharma and Judge Subramonium Prasad heard submissions from Attorney Robin […]

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Lack of minimum wage for domestic workers due to the “special” nature of the work

Vice-Chairman of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, Shuichi Furuya Jhe The Bureau of Labor Affairs (DSAL) was questioned yesterday by the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) about the lack of a minimum wage for domestic helpers. The HRC is currently holding online meetings with Macau officials to discuss the human rights situation in the […]

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Migrant domestic workers already enjoy fair working conditions despite minimum wage exclusion – Gov’t

The Macao SAR authorities have justified to the United Nations Human Rights Committee the exclusion of non-resident domestic workers from minimum wage requirements on the grounds that these workers “do not help families to make profits” and that the local labor authorities are already ensuring that these workers can receive “fair working conditions”. From July […]

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Over 50,000 ‘officially registered’ domestic workers in Bahrain | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

TDT | manama The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Bahrain has 50,098 officially registered domestic workers, of whom 25,467 have new work permits and 24,631 have renewed contracts. This comes as the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) reveals the latest statistics on the number of domestic workers employed in Bahrain. It is learned that there are […]

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POEA Raises Minimum Age for Domestic Workers to 24

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has raised the minimum age for domestic workers to 24 before they can be recruited to work overseas. “The existing minimum age for domestic workers, set by POEA Board of Directors Resolution No. 14 of the 2007 series, has been raised from 23 to 24,” POEA said in Notice […]

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Plight of Middle Eastern Domestic Workers Revealed in Home Box’s ‘The Hidden Room’

Leo Burnett is raising the profile of expatriate domestic workers employed in the Middle East for furniture and home furnishings brand Home Box with ‘The Hidden Room’. The furniture retailer is looking at an overlooked audience segment to better understand the living conditions of 328 domestic workers who were happy to discuss the homes they […]

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Domestic workers also have rights

“I have many Thai domestic friends who are in their 50s and 60s. They have been working since they were in their late teens or early twenties. It’s their job. They have jobs and employers like other workers. But the government excluded domestic workers from receiving social security benefits,” said Champa, a migrant domestic worker […]

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Domestic workers are misrepresented in movies and TV, says new report

Posted 2022-07-06 14:00 2:00 July 6, 2022 pm Domestic work in TV and movies bears little resemblance to reality, according to a new report from the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California. Advocates say the misrepresentation has far-reaching implications for people doing domestic work in the […]

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0704 Written Response to PQ on Injuries Suffered by Migrant Domestic Workers

NOTICE NO. 1181 FROM 2022 FOR THE SITTING OF JULY 4, 2022QUESTION NO. 1845 FOR WRITTEN RESPONSE MP: Seah Kian Peng Ask the Minister of Manpower for each year in the past five years a) how many migrant domestic workers have been injured in the course of their work; and (b) what is the average […]

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Kenya to build homes for abused domestic workers in Saudi Arabia

The Kenyan government has said it will work to set up shelters to house domestic workers in Saudi Arabia amid reports of physical and mental abuse – and even deaths – before they can be repatriated to that country. from East Africa. According to Arabi21. The Kenyan government has said it wants to “protect” workers […]

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PIL in Delhi HC seeks welfare advice for home nurses and domestic workers

A Public Interest Petition (PIL) has been filed in the Delhi High Court requesting the Center and the Delhi Labor Commissioner’s Office to consider setting up a Welfare Board for home nurses and domestic workers. The application, filed by the NGO Distress Management Collective, said it was compelled to go to the High Court because […]

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Domestic workers can now change jobs without the employer’s consent

Riyadh: In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, domestic workers can now transfer their services to a new employer without the consent of their current employer, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Under the updated rules, domestic workers can transfer their services to a new employer without the consent of their current employer in the following […]

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HC asked a panel to verify the situation of home nurses and domestic workers in Delhi

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS): A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court asking the Center to consider setting up a Welfare Board for home nurses and domestic workers and a committee to look into their situation in the nation’s capital. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Brief Motion, brought by an NGO […]

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How to Get Funding for a Bar and Open the Venue of Your Dreams

You’ve got the money, right? You have the booze. You’ve enlisted the help of a cocktail mixologist. You’re well on your way to becoming the owner of the town’s hottest new pub. But now is the moment to improve the financial health of your company. And to do so, you’ll need to set yourself up […]

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Recruitment of Indian Domestic Workers – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger This message has been read 3004 times! Ambassador sheds light on MoU signed between India and Kuwait KUWAIT CITY, June 30: India’s Ambassador to Kuwait HE Sibi George at the Weekly Open Day held at the Chancellery of the Embassy shed light on the MoU for cooperation in the recruitment […]

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“DC Council Considers Bill of Rights for Domestic Workers” by Francisca Alvarez

PoP-Ed. Posts can be written on anything district related and submitted via email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail, please include PoP-Ed. in the subject line. No guarantee they will be released but I’m always happy to take a look. Thanks. Francisca writes: “Earlier this year, Board Member Elissa Silverman announced the Domestic Workers Employment Rights Amendment Act 2022 […]

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Middle Eastern domestic workers now find solace in the human rights movement

When Kenyans from the diaspora visited Binti Mwanahamisi in a Saudi hospital. [Courtesy] Kenyans are traveling to the Middle East in search of a better life, but it hasn’t been easy for everyone. According to Kenyans who have lived in Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years, the disaster began around 2010 when cases of […]

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Kenyan Diaspora Community in Middle East Helping in Need

Diaspora Kenyans visit Binti Mwanahamisi who has been hospitalized for almost two years. [Courtesy] Kenyans are traveling to the Middle East in search of a better life, but it hasn’t been easy for everyone. According to Kenyans who have lived in Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years, the disaster began around 2010 when cases […]

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Congress should follow Virginia in protecting domestic workers – The Virginian-Pilot

Of the. Marcia “Cia” Price, D-Newport News, represents the 95th District, which includes part of Newport News and Hampton. (Lyn Tracey Pictures) On June 16, the world celebrated International Domestic Workers Day, commemorating the 11th anniversary of the Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189), which established international labor protections for domestic workers. Since the treaty was […]

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Domestic workers: only 6% have access to social protection – ILO

According to the ILO, domestic workers are often excluded from national social security legislation. According to the report, 57.3% of domestic workers in Europe and Central Asia are legally covered for all benefits, while just over 10% have such a right in the Americas and almost none are fully covered in Arab States, Asia and […]

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Report highlights emotional abuse of migrant domestic workers in Singapore – The Diplomat

Advertising Migrant domestic workers in Singapore continue to face various types of emotional abuse, despite growing legal protections against more visible forms of sexual or physical abuse, a migrant worker advocacy group claims in a new report. In a report published this weekthe Humanitarian Organization for the Economy of Migration (HOME), a Singapore based group […]

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Plan to hire Bangladeshi ‘domestic workers’ in Kuwait – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger This post has been read 1417 times! KUWAIT CITY, June 22: Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Kuwait, Major General MD Ashikuzzaman has unveiled the country’s plan to recruit domestic workers in Bangladesh, saying there has been no agreement to this regard so far, reports the daily Al-Qabas. He said that this issue […]

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NCR wages council approves P1,000 raise for domestic workers

OFFICIAL GAZETTE.GOV.PH The National Capital Region (NCR) Tripartite Wage and Productivity Council has approved a 1,000 peso increase in the monthly wage of domestic workers in Metro Manila, the Ministry of Labor and Employment said. Employment (DoLE). In an online briefing, the director of the DoLE’s information and publication service, IV Raul M. Francia, said […]

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Covid impact and workplace harassment discussed at Women and Domestic Workers conference

Sue Longley, IUF general secretary, says unions must press governments and employers to sign up to treaties and agreements reached so real change can be seen in the workplace – Advertising – By Orville Williams [email protected] The impact of Covid-19 and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 190 on workplace harassment were some of the […]

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The invisible workforce: the impact of injustice on black domestic workers

National Alliance of Domestic Workers Lydia N* was a home health aide in Massachusetts, where she cared for others and assisted them with their daily routines. It’s a job she loves and has been doing for nearly 14 years. When the coronavirus pandemic caused a global shutdown, Lydia went from worrying about others to wondering […]

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DILG pushes registration of domestic workers

ALL 42,046 barangays or villages in the country have been urged by the Department of Home Affairs and Local Government (DILG) to institute a registration system for kasambahay or domestic workers and ensure that employers respect the rights fundamentals of helpers as members of the labor force. The order from DILG secretary Eduardo Año came […]

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Black immigrant domestic workers still struggling as pandemic enters third year

Black immigrants working as nannies, cleaners and home health aides continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately devastated their jobs and well-being. A report published Tuesday by the Institute for Policy Studies and the National Alliance of Domestic Workers found that more than two years into the pandemic, domestic workers continue to […]

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Sri Lanka revises minimum age for migrant domestic workers

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka has decided to raise the minimum age for migrant domestic workers to 21 years. A document from the Department of Government Information says the Cabinet of Ministers granted permission to revise the said age limit, after considering the recommendations of the Cabinet-appointed sub-committee. The statement added that Sri Lankan women […]

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Frustrated at home, Indonesian domestic workers vow to fight for their protection on the international stage

JAKARTA, June 20 (Jakarta Post/ANN): As the government and lawmakers appear to be dragging their feet on offering better protections to Indonesian domestic workers, activists have decided to fight for their rights on the international stage. Indonesia has at least five million domestic workers, according to the National Advocacy Network (JALA), and many experience hostile […]

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Covid-19: seek new deal for domestic workers as Hong Kong gets back on its feet

By Manisha Wijesinghe More than two years later, Hong Kong is still grappling with the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. While some have thrived, others are struggling with the fallout. As the city begins to return to normal, social and economic recovery is essential for progress. With the introduction of hybrid working arrangements, corporate […]

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Domestic workers raise their voices for rights

Over 400 domestic workers from across Karnataka took part in a protest meeting organized by the Joint Action Committee of Domestic Workers Unions here on Thursday on the International Domestic Workers Day. Sharing their experiences, Radha, a domestic helper, said: “Where I worked before, they didn’t even allow me to enter the kitchen because of […]

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On International Domestic Workers Day, we must acknowledge the discrimination many still face

Paid domestic work has absorbed the largest share of women entering the labor market in India over the past two decades. Due to the lack of exact data, estimates of the number of domestic workers in India today vary between one to two crore. A large percentage of them are interstate migrants and many are […]

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How the portrayal of domestic workers in Bollywood films is slowly changing

For a long time, Bollywood has portrayed domestic helpers in films as peripheral characters who are not integral to the narrative and will not fail if they disappear from the scene. Another common goal of domestic helpers in films is to provide comic relief, even if this comes at the cost of degrading their own […]

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Silverman bill would establish protections for domestic workers

Almost three months to the day since At-Large joined the board Elissa Silverman announced the Domestic Workers Employment Rights Amendment Act 2022, the Labor and Workforce Development Committee, which she chairs, is holding a public hearing on the legislation. The bill would provide DC’s roughly 9,000 domestic workers with protections against workplace discrimination and exploitation. […]

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How domestic workers are portrayed in movies and TV shows

Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón won the Best Director Oscar in 2019 for Romea film about an indigenous housekeeper residing for a wealthy Mexican family that was also a semi-autobiographical story about her mother. In his acceptance speech, Cuarón thanked the Academy for recognizing a film centered on “one of the 70 million domestic workers in the […]

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‘They don’t recognize us as humans’: foreign domestic workers lament their exclusion from the voucher system

In February, the government announced consumer vouchers worth HK$10,000 ($1,274) for each Hong Kong permanent resident or mainland newcomer aged 18 and over, which aims to alleviate part of the burden of affected Hong Kong people and businesses. by the COVID-19 pandemic. After many society members suggested expanding the program to help more people, officials […]

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Domestic workers call on Hollywood to clean up its act depicting their on-screen lives

When domestic worker Lucia Aguilar talks about Netflix’s hit series ‘Maid’, she doesn’t echo the frequent criticisms found in publications, including mitu, packagingquestioning the choice of a white “maid” (Margaret Qualley) as the main character – when, as mitú reported, 65% of American housekeepers are Latinas whose stories often remain untold. No – Aguilar, domestic […]

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Lack of regulation fosters abuse and exploitation of domestic workers

Sr. Molly Mathew, Sr. Theresa Langhu, Sr. Agnes Khala and dignitaries and servants from SFS Parish Monday in Kohima. Our correspondentKohima, June 13 (EMN): Center for Development Initiatives (CDI) Deputy Director Guwahati, Sr. Molly Mathew said Monday that domestic work is unregulated in many settings because it is invisible and takes place in the private […]

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Domestic workers added to Colorado employment discrimination protections | New

Thousands of Colorado domestic workers will soon be added to state protections against employment discrimination thanks to a new law signed Wednesday. From August, House Bill 1367 expands Colorado’s anti-discrimination law to cover employees who work for private households, such as cleaners, gardeners, nannies, or seniors. The bill also extends the time for filing a […]

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Seattle to Fund Domestic Workers Rights Awareness Campaign

Seattle was the first in the United States to adopt a bill of rights for domestic workers. Four years later, the city is taking steps to raise awareness of the law. SEATTLE — Domestic workers like nannies, housekeepers, gardeners and cooks became the focus of legislation in Seattle in 2018. The city was the first […]

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Domestic workers added to Colorado employment discrimination protections | Legislature

Thousands of Colorado domestic workers will soon be added to state protections against employment discrimination thanks to a new law signed Wednesday. From August, House Bill 1367 expands Colorado’s anti-discrimination law to cover employees who work for private households, such as cleaners, gardeners, nannies, or seniors. The bill also extends the time for filing a […]

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Domestic worker unions warn of false job promises by ‘immigration mafia’

Migrant associations in Macao today (Thursday) warned of false job promises from the ‘immigration mafia’, which grew as soon as it was announced that the territory’s borders would be open to domestic workers. The Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (UTMI) today posted a warning to the Indonesian community considering emigrating to Macau on the social network […]

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Domestic Worker Recruitment Bureaus Threaten to Shut Down – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger This post has been read 3789 times! “Allow Ethiopian entry to cover labor shortage” KUWAIT CITY, June 1: Seventy-nine owners of domestic labor recruitment agencies have threatened to hand over their licenses to the Ministry of Commerce within two weeks, in response to the ministry’s decision to stick to its […]

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This is how many domestic workers there are in South Africa

The latest Quarterly Labor Force Survey (QLFS) from Statistics South Africa shows that the hiring of domestic workers has dropped significantly over the past year. The QLFS shows the number of domestic workers in the country fell from 949,000 in the fourth quarter of 2021 to 808,000 workers in the first quarter of 2022 – […]

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Precise data on domestic workers put forward to guarantee their rights

Trade union and civil society representatives on Sunday called for sensitization of relevant parties to ensure accurate data on domestic workers in the upcoming labor force survey. They made the call during a discussion on domestic workers’ rights at the National Press Club organized by the Bangladesh Institute of Social Studies (BILS), the Bangladesh Domestic […]

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children of domestic workers impress with their surfing performances in M’luru | Mangaluru News

Mangaluru: One of the promising performers of the third edition of Indian Open of Surfing-2022 which kicked off at Panambur Beach on Friday was Kishore Kumar from Surf Turf, Kovalam, Chennai. The 13-year-old was the top performer, with 14.5 points, and is the Surfing Federation of India (SFI) Future Talent Program Scholar.A Class IX student, […]

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Domestic workers’ children impress with their surfing performances | Mangaluru News

Mangaluru: One of the promising performers of the third edition of Indian Open of Surfing-2022 which kicked off at Panambur Beach on Friday was Kishore Kumar from Surf Turf, Kovalam, Chennai. The 13-year-old was the top performer, with 14.5 points, and is the Surfing Federation of India (SFI) Future Talent Program Scholar.A student of class […]

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SF Carnival: Parade returns for 1st time since pandemic, domestic workers dance their way to better mental health

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Carnival returns to San Francisco for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The two-day event draws thousands of people to the Mission district for a colorful festival and parade. In 2019, among samba dancers, drummers and school bands, a group of women also marched and danced to the beat. […]

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MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳門每日時報 » Domestic Worker Entry Program Extended to All Nationalities

Jhe pilot program for the entry of foreigners to perform domestic work will be extended to people of all nationalities from May 30. Local Center Coordinator for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Leong Iek Hou said the program, initially limited to Filipino nationals and recently extended to Indonesians, can now be used to hire domestic […]

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Domestic workers not interested in using mobile financial services

A baseline survey conducted by the Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) revealed that 99% of domestic workers in Dhaka are not interested in using mobile financial services (MFS) to avail their salary at the end of the month, as they depend heavily cash payments. . MJF launched “Shuchona” – a pilot project supported by the Bill […]

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DFS can be a tool to financially empower domestic workers: Study

According to a study, the integration of domestic workers (women) in “digital financial services (DFS)” can be a tool for them to become economically empowered by introducing them as a method of payment of their wages. The baseline survey conducted by the Institute of Social Business (ISB) revealed that nearly one million people work as […]

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Domestic workers better protected

In November 2020, the Constitutional Court extended the inclusion of domestic workers in the Compensation Fund and the new rules came into force in 2021. This means that domestic workers are now entitled to compensation in the event of accidents at work, illness and death. “The Compensation Fund is there to help workers if they […]

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Domestic workers: unorganized, left with weak bargaining power and forced into indignity

Domestic workers in India have no laws protecting their rights Editor’s note: FII’s May 2022 #MoodOfTheMonth is Gender in the workplace. We invite submissions on the many layers of this theme throughout the month. If you would like to contribute, please refer to our submission guidelines and email your articles to [email protected] Many households, especially […]

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Saudi Arabia begins selectively applying annual tax on domestic workers

Saudi Gazette report Riyadh — The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has started implementing the first phase of the Cabinet’s decision to selectively impose a levy on domestic workers from Sunday 22 May. Saudi employers will have to pay an annual fee of SR 9,600 for each domestic worker if their number exceeds […]

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Compulsory day off, 24/7 hotline among measures to help domestic workers: Gan Siow Huang

SINGAPORE – A mandatory rest day to be in place by the end of the year, along with a 24/7 helpline and check-in interviews are among the measures to help the welfare of migrant domestic workers here, said Minister of State for Manpower said Gan Siow Huang on Sunday May 22. Ms. Gan was speaking […]

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Government says South Africans are failing domestic workers – here’s how much you should pay them

During the month of May, the Ministry of Employment and Labor carried out a number of inspections of employers operating in the domestic worker sector in Mpumalanga. He found that many were lacking when it came to respecting labor laws. The inspections were aimed at determining whether employers were complying with the Basic Terms and […]

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Ethiopia: Kuwait to set the monthly salary of Ethiopian domestic workers at 90 dinars

Addis Ababa – Khaled Al-Dakhnan, the head of the Kuwait Federation of Domestic Labor Recruitment Offices, said that the salary of new Ethiopian domestic workers in Kuwait will be set at around 90 dinars per month (= 293 dollars ). Kuwait announced this during the visit of an Ethiopian delegation led by Nigussu Tilahun, Minister […]

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News: Kuwait to set 90 dinar monthly salary for Ethiopian domestic workers

Domestic workers hold up placards condemning the kafala law. Photo: The Alliance of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon/Open Democracy/Archives 2020 Addis Ababa – Khaled Al-Dakhnan, the head of the Kuwait Federation of Domestic Labor Recruitment Offices, said that the salary of new Ethiopian domestic workers in Kuwait will be set at around 90 dinars per […]

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90 dinar salary expected to be paid to new Ethiopian domestic workers – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger This message has been read 3916 times! KUWAIT, May 15: The Ethiopian delegation has arrived in Kuwait and is expected to iron out the details of the national labor agreement in a meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Public Authority for Manpower and the Federation recruitment offices for […]

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Domestic workers call for legal protection from sexual violence

Warning: This story contains explicit descriptions of sexual harassment. In her six years of experience as a caregiver in suburban Chicago, Myrla Baldonado, a human rights organizer who emigrated to the United States from the Philippines in 2006, had served 30 different clients. Of those 30, she was sexually harassed by eight. There was the […]

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The momentum of Latin American domestic workers in the aftermath of Covid-19

Eighteen million people in Latin America are domestic workers, 93% of whom are women. During Covid-19, they experienced even higher conditions of vulnerability and growing demand for their services. While some organizations in the region have promoted initiatives and campaigns, most of them still suffer from a clear lack of recognition and rights, as, Jorgelina […]

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Discrimination protections for domestic workers approved to be sent to governor | Legislature

A bill to protect thousands of domestic workers from employment discrimination passed the state legislature on Monday. House Bill 1367 is now being sent to Governor Jared Polis for final review. If enacted, the legislation will expand Colorado’s anti-discrimination law to cover employees who work for private households, such as cleaners, gardeners, nannies or seniors. […]

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NOTICE | Employment law for domestic workers explained

Many domestic working relationships are marked by frustration and conflict, which creates tension within the home. But the laws regulating domestic employment have changed, explains Amy Tekie and Kelebogile Khunou. The laws regulating the employment of domestic work have changed. If you employ a nanny, housekeeper, driver, gardener or other domestic worker in your home, […]

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Movies Wronged Servants—Hum Aapke Hain Koun to Kal Ho Naa Ho. The Script Changes

FFor a long time, South Asian films have resorted to portraying domestic help characters as unhinged and stilted. From Kantaben in the 2003 blockbuster Kal Ho Naa Ho to the 1994 film by Sooraj Barjatya Hum Aapke Hain Koun!, domestic workers served only as agents of slapstick comedy. Seen as helpless vassals, they have been […]

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Pune Housing Corporation’s separate lift for domestic workers sparks debate and divides netizens

With high-rise buildings becoming more common in India, the debate over elevator segregation for domestic workers keeps resurfacing on social media. The latest comes from Pune, where a notice asked all pets, housekeepers and service staff to only use the elevator assigned to them. The notice went viral and reignited the debate about discrimination against […]

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50 domestic workers will receive small entrepreneurship grants

Around 50 domestic workers will benefit from small entrepreneurship grants under a partnership between the Ministry of Labor and Social Security and the International Labor Organization (ILO). A check presentation ceremony for the first five recipients was held on Wednesday May 4 at the ministry’s office on North Street in downtown Kingston. Four of the […]

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Domestic Workers Receive Small Business Grants | News

Around 50 domestic workers will benefit from small entrepreneurship grants under a partnership between the Ministry of Labor and Social Security and the International Labor Organization (ILO). A check presentation ceremony for the first five recipients was held at the ministry’s office on North Street in Kingston on Wednesday. Four people were present to receive […]

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Without a lifeboat: Domestic workers trapped in Lebanon

More than 300,000 women work as domestic servants in Lebanon. Subject to coercive working conditions and employment practices under the kafala foreign worker sponsorship program, this precarious workforce is widely seen as the backbone of their economy and the Lebanese household. In the two years since the October 17, 2019 revolution in Lebanon, domestic workers […]

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Kenya trains domestic workers in the Middle East on rights

NAIROBI— Kenyan authorities are training domestic workers who take jobs in the Middle East on their rights after years of reported abuses there, including beatings, rape and death. It has been a year since Bernard Njenga learned that his wife, Esther Thuku, had died in Saudi Arabia, where she had been a domestic worker for […]

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UK immigration rules mean reforms to give domestic workers access to the minimum wage will be difficult to enforce

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain Reforms to remove legal exemptions to give live-in domestic workers access to the minimum wage are an important step against the devaluation of this work, but will be difficult to enforce because of UK immigration rules, according to a new study. People who live and work in private households have been […]

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Hong Kong’s foreign domestic workers face a lonely fate amid the Covid pandemic

HONG KONG — Testing positive for the coronavirus was the last thing “Kay” expected. She was between contracts as a foreign domestic worker in Hong Kong, and was only tested in February so she could return to the Philippines the next day for the first time during the pandemic. Although she had no symptoms, she […]

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Domestic workers march to protest high rents and low wages in South Florida – NBC 6 South Florida

Domestic workers in South Florida gathered for a march in downtown Miami on Sunday on International Workers’ Day to protest rising rents. Participants said they needed more rights as tenants because the affordability crisis was excluding them from their neighborhoods. “We’re getting kicked out of our own town,” said Miami Workers Center member Vanny Veras. […]

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Labor Law Reform Coalition wants minimum wage ordinance to include domestic workers

N Gopal said the widespread violation of migrant workers’ rights, especially forced labor, can no longer be ignored by the labor movement. – Bernama archive photo KUCHING (May 2): The Labor Law Reform Coalition praised the government for implementing the RM1,500 minimum wage, but regretted that domestic workers were excluded. Its chairman, N. Gopal Kishnam, […]

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What’s in it for domestic workers today?

A photo of a domestic worker washing clothes. [Courtesy, Oxfam] On this Labor Day, as workers around the world march through the streets or gather in large stadiums to celebrate achievements in their respective sectors, what is there for domestic workers in Kenya. They will take stock of hours of overwork, minimum wages ever collected, […]

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Colorado House Approves Expanding Employment Discrimination Act to Cover Domestic Workers | Content reserved for subscribers

Legislation to protect tens of thousands of domestic workers from employment discrimination passed a major hurdle on Thursday, receiving approval from the Colorado House. If adopted, House Bill 1367 would expand Colorado’s anti-discrimination law to cover employees who work for private households, such as cleaners, gardeners, nannies or the elderly. The bill would also extend […]

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Colorado House Approves Expanding Employment Discrimination Act to Cover Domestic Workers | Legislature

Legislation to protect tens of thousands of domestic workers from employment discrimination passed a major hurdle on Thursday, receiving approval from the Colorado House. If adopted, House Bill 1367 would expand Colorado’s anti-discrimination law to cover employees who work for private households, such as cleaners, gardeners, nannies or the elderly. The bill would also extend […]

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Three Filipino domestic workers already allowed to travel to SAR under test-entry program

Health authorities have already approved three applications for Filipino domestic workers under a recently launched trial entry program. On April 25, local authorities began receiving applications from eligible domestic workers or potential domestic workers of Filipino nationality for exemption from entry restrictions through their employer or employment agency. During its weekly pandemic press conference, the […]

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Dubai police warn against hiring runaway domestic workers

Dubai police have urged families not to hire cleaners who have run away from their employers. The officer said he arrested 948 domestic workers of different nationalities in the first three months of this year. The force said the arrests were made to enforce labor laws. Some maids leave their employers without notice and start […]

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Entry exemption program launched for Filipino domestic workers, teachers and university students

Local authorities today (Monday) began receiving applications from eligible domestic workers or potential domestic workers of Filipino nationality for exemption from entry restrictions through their employer or employment agency . The trial program will also cover applications from foreign teaching or research staff with local shortages, management staff of educational institutions, as well as students […]

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41,200 domestic workers quit; Major labor shortage expected: Kuwait

In mid-April, the National Assembly’s Interior and Defense Committee approved a proposal submitted by an MP to allow visas to be issued to new domestic workers, Al-Rai daily reports. In this regard, the Economist Intelligence Unit reported that depending on this development, Kuwait is likely to resume the recruitment of domestic workers, as the sector […]

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The costs of domestic workers are rising; Kuwaiti Families in Trouble – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger KUWAIT CITY, April 23: Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ramadan season was a headache for Kuwaiti families due to the shortage of domestic workers and the presence of extra work during the month. sacred. The pandemic then came, increasing the suffering and becoming a real concern for Kuwaiti households […]

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Domestic workers find green pastures in the private sector – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger The shortage of servants continues KUWAIT CITY, April 23: The phenomenon of the shortage of domestic workers continues to increase in the local labor market, without the capacity of the government agencies concerned to find a radical solution to curb this situation, reports the daily Al-Jarida. Those concerned with the […]

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Colorado Bill Would Expand Employment Discrimination Law to Cover Domestic Workers | Legislature

Colorado’s tens of thousands of domestic workers could soon be protected by the state’s anti-discrimination law under a new bill. If adopted, House Bill 1367 would expand Colorado’s anti-discrimination law to cover domestic workers. The bill would also extend the time to file a complaint with the Civil Rights Commission from 180 to 300 days […]

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Foreign domestic workers: the unsung heroes of the Hong Kong pandemic deserve our respect

Their identity as “foreign domestic worker” is so prominent that their roles as wives, mothers, Hong Kong residents and employees are ignored. This is the empowering message I received during a recent roundtable discussion at the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) from a foreign domestic worker, speaking about the intersectional challenges they face as workers. . […]

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No certainty at the moment. Entry pilot program for domestic workers to start April 25 – Health authorities

Health authorities said they are not yet sure whether the Filipino domestic worker entry exemption pilot program will launch as previously reported on April 25. Although with a delay, the relevant information on the administrative procedures regarding the corresponding requests has already been uploaded to the Health Bureau’s pandemic page. However, the coordinator of the […]

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APM’s request to raise fees for hiring domestic workers rejected – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger KUWAIT CITY, April 21: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has reportedly rejected the request of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) to increase the cost of recruiting domestic workers from 890 to 980 dinars ( by more than 10%) to help recruitment agencies deal with the high costs of […]

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Jenn Stowe appointed executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

Published 2022-04-21 09:00 9:00 am April 21, 2022 a m the National Alliance of Domestic Workers (NDWA) is extending its leadership and has appointed Jenn Stowe, the granddaughter of a domestic worker with a resume in political organizing, as its new executive director. His predecessor, Ai-jen Poo, will assume the role of chairman of the […]

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Domestic workers seek to be visible during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Photo: Diverse Photography (Shutterstock) In 2013, Jamaican immigrant June Barrett (they/them) landed a new job as a caregiver working as a home help for an elderly man. Due to the pay raise, they were thrilled to get the job, however, on the first night the client had asked them to come sleep with him. After […]