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Hiring conditions for domestic workers remain too difficult despite entry pilot program – Lawmakers

Lawmakers today (Wednesday) called on authorities to further ease the requirements of a recently launched pilot entry program for Filipino domestic workers, warning that the process of hiring domestic help remains too costly and complicated for local residents. Beginning April 25, local employers may apply to hire vaccinated non-resident Filipino domestic workers if their employment […]

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Colorado Bill Would Expand Employment Discrimination Law to Cover Domestic Workers | Content reserved for subscribers

Colorado’s tens of thousands of domestic workers could soon be protected by the state’s anti-discrimination law under a new bill. 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 and increase […]

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MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳門每日時報 » More domestic workers are choosing to leave their employers after more than two years of “lockdown”

A A number of domestic workers have chosen to return home for good and many have decided that not seeing their families for more than two years is a high price to pay for minimum wage. Data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) shows the number of domestic workers in the region fell to […]

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Ethiopia: Cetu asks the government to ratify the ILO conventions on domestic workers, migration for employment, violence and harassment

Addis Ababa — The Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions (CETU) has called on the government to ratify international labor laws relating to domestic workers, migrant workers and workplace harassment. The confederation asked the government for the ratification and effective implementation of the ILO Convention on migration for employment n°97 and the convention on migrant workers […]

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News: CETU calls on the government to ratify ILO conventions on domestic workers, migration for employment, violence and harassment

Biruk Alemu @Birukalemu21 Addis Ababa – The Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions (CETU) has called on the government to ratify international labor laws relating to domestic workers, migrant workers and workplace harassment. The confederation asked the government for the ratification and effective implementation of the ILO Convention on migration for employment n°97 and the convention […]

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Domestic worker abuse went home to roost

YOUR SAYS | “I am happy that Indonesia and Bangladesh are teaching us to take care of our own citizens.” Indonesia to phase out dispatch of domestic workers, says envoy Indonesian Envoy: Household must earn more than RM7,000 to hire a domestic worker Dr. Raman Letchumanan: “And the Malaysia-Indonesia MoU is by far the most […]

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Draft law for the protection of domestic workers must be quickly ratified | Daily Express Online

The bill for the protection of domestic workers must be quickly ratified Published on: Saturday April 16, 2022 By: Antara News Text size: Moeldoko, during a meeting with ministries and institutions to discuss the Domestic Workers Protection Bill and its ratification, at Bina Graha Building, Jakarta. (Photo: ANTARA/HO-KSP) Jakarta: The Office of Presidential Personnel (KSP) […]

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UAE: Ministry warns against hiring domestic workers from unlicensed agencies

Dubai: The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization has warned people against hiring workers from unlicensed recruitment agencies. The ministry issued a statement, saying that families and employers who recruit workers from unlicensed agencies will get untrained workers without any guarantee that the work will be done, and will also face legal hassles if […]

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Gambia: ADDAD trains domestic workers on sexual GBV

In an effort to raise awareness about the alarming rate of sexual and gender-based violence, the Association for the Defense of the Rights of Domestic Workers and Household Helpers (ADDAD) organized this weekend a training for its members on the above topic and research results. The two-day training, held at The Gambia Trade Union Bureau […]

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United Arab Emirates: 5 risks of hiring domestic workers from unlicensed recruitment agencies – News

Families have been warned not to trust unreliable social media pages that promote such services Published: Fri 15 April 2022, 10:32 The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (Mohre) has warned employers and families against hiring domestic workers from unlicensed recruitment agencies, including unreliable social media pages that make the promotion of the services of […]

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Christy Lefteri’s “Songbirds”: The Invisible Lives of Migrant Domestic Workers

“Absence is the highest form of presence.” This quote from Joycean couldn’t hold truer for Nisha. One day, after her husband is swallowed by the cave while mining for gemstones in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, Nisha makes the difficult decision to sail to Cypress to earn a living. She ends up becoming nanny to the child […]

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Government to move forward with pilot entry program for Filipino domestic workers

The Macao SAR will move forward with a pilot program allowing entry of vaccinated non-resident Filipino domestic workers, health authorities announced today (Thursday). The coordinator of the new coronavirus response and coordination center, Dr. Leong Iek Hou, announced today that the measure aims to help alleviate the shortage in these work areas in the SAR, […]

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Blossoming solidarity within the Indonesian domestic worker community — Weave News

“I chose to come here every Sunday and teach Pencak Silat, a traditional Indonesian martial art, because I want to teach other women fighting techniques and improve my self-defense within a community in whom I trust,” said Istiq Omah, a teacher at Pagar. Nusa, an Indonesian Islamic organization. Sundays in Victoria Park are a place […]

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Bangalore domestic workers face sexual abuse and low pay

The city’s domestic workers seem to face a plethora of problems ranging from sexual assaults and false allegations of theft to inadequate compensation. The lack of an exclusive welfare council for the area only made matters worse. Speaking before a citizens’ jury of domestic workers organized by nonprofits Stree Jagruthi Samiti, Socrates and Flourishing Bengaluru […]

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Malaysian employers eager to hire Indonesian domestic workers again, but fees remain a concern

STREAMLINED HIRING PROCESS, MORE PROTECTION FOR MAIDS One of the main stipulations of the MoU is the use of a single channel or “one channel system” for the recruitment and placement of Indonesian domestic helpers. Mr KT Tan, who runs an employment agency, said that before the hiring freeze and border closure caused by the […]

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Indonesians welcome domestic worker protections in new labor memorandum of understanding with Malaysia

JAKARTA: Indonesian Syamsinar, 38, has been busy in recent days researching online about working in Malaysia as a domestic worker. She joined an informal Facebook community for Indonesians who want to work in Malaysia. In the group of more than 10,000 members, they share information such as potential job opportunities, advice for those looking to […]

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Domestic workers in Lakewood NJ march to protest working conditions

LAKEWOOD – About 60 domestic workers and their supporters gathered in the town square last week to protest wage theft, long work shifts, lack of personal and sick leave, low wages and the sexual harassment. “We are women, not machines,” they chanted in unison during the march, organized by New Jersey workers’ advocacy group New […]

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Ban on deployment of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia still in place – DOLE

FILE PHOTO: Overseas Filipino workers or OFWs wait at the airport. (Reuters) MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) clarified on Thursday that the deployment of Filipino workers to Saudi Arabia is still suspended. DOLE Information and Publications Service (IPS) Director Rolly Francia has refuted a bogus government notice that the ban […]

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Honeydew Police organize awareness campaign for domestic workers

On Wednesday March 30, members of the Honeydew Police held a workshop for domestic workers at the Klein Constantia guesthouse in Weltevreden Park. This was part of an initiative to educate domestic workers on how to be more safety conscious and help with crime prevention. They were joined by John Baisley, president of the area’s […]

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DOLE clarifies ban on deployment of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 7) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) clarified on Thursday that the deployment of Filipino domestic workers to Saudi Arabia was still suspended. This follows the spread of a bogus government notice that the ban has been lifted, which has caused confusion among the public. “There is not […]

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Caregivers and domestic workers in the Chile Convention

Photo: @Cottonbro By Beatriz Revuelta (El Mostrador) HAVANA TIMES — There is a strong women’s movement in Chile that has been fighting for years for the recognition of care work. The caregiving revolution that many civil society organizations have been advancing finds its clearest expression in the presentation of the “Right to Care and Recognition […]

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Why the government must reinstate the pre-2012 domestic worker visa

Content Warning: This article contains abuse notices. Phoebe Dimacali is a domestic worker from the Philippines and President of the Filipino Domestic Workers Association (FDWA-UK). Francesca Humi is Advocacy and Campaigns Manager at the Kanlungan Filipino Consortium, which provides immigration records to undocumented migrants, including domestic workers. Each year, approximately 20,000 domestic worker visas abroad […]

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Saravanan: Cost structure for hiring Indonesian domestic workers will be reviewed every three months

Saravanan: Various problems arose during the implementation of the previous MOU due to the fixed cost structure and its level being too low compared to the current market, which forced employers to pay more to obtain PDI services, which has been resolved in the new PDI MoU. . –A +A KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): The […]

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Saudi authorities warn citizens against bogus offers of domestic workers

Trojena ski resort by NEOM: where mountain sports and outdoor adventure will be offered all year round JEDDAH: Nestled among the mountain peaks overlooking NEOM, the new smart city taking shape in northwestern Saudi Arabia, the world’s first futuristic and sustainable ski resort promises to transform the Kingdom into a major regional tourist destination. Last […]

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PAM to raise minimum wage cap for domestic workers – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger “Need to take legal measures in the event of late payment” KUWAIT CITY, April 2: Interacting with what was published by the daily Al-Jarida in its published publication, under the title “Variation of domestic workers’ wages according to nationality, harms recruitment”, sources of the Authority government for labor revealed that […]

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State domestic workers are essential but underpaid and unprotected, by law and practice – Connecticut by the Numbers

Domestic workers are part of a very vulnerable workforce, most of whom are black and brown women, many of whom are immigrants. In fact, a study by the Economic Policy Institute found that the vast majority (91.5%) of domestic workers are women and just over half are Black, Hispanic, or Asian American/Pacific Islander women and […]

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ENSafrica celebrates a victory for domestic workers

Teaser: These black women are not “invisible” or “powerless” but on the contrary, they have a voice, and we listen to them. Claire Jamie-Lee Nolan of ENSafrica’s Pro Bono Office writes: Following the Mahlangu case and another against the Minister of Labor and others, domestic workers must now enjoy the same rights/protection as those granted […]

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Ministry of Labor to issue resolution for domestic workers to enjoy hours, minimum wage, vacation and other benefits

It seeks to improve labor relations through a contract and to set the time of the workday, wages, vacations, and protection through the Dominican social security system for workers. Santo Domingo, DRLabor Minister Luis Miguel De Camps García announced that a resolution to formalize domestic work would be submitted for public consultation. This initiative aims […]

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jharkhand: Sc/sts make up 73% of domestic workers: Poll | Ranchi News

RANCHI: More than 73% of domestic workers in Jharkhand are from ST and SC communities, according to a study. The report, titled “Status of Domestic Workers in Jharkhand”, was based on research conducted in Godda, Dumka, West Singhbhum, Lohardaga, Khunti, Simdega, Chatra, Deoghar, Koderma, Hazaribagh, Giridih and Ranchi districts in December 2021 to February. 2022. […]

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Domestic workers: difficult access to health care for most

While welcome, recent minimum wage increases for domestic workers are not translating into better health outcomes or less stressful lives for these women. Many have to weigh visits to health facilities or time to buy medicine against the loss of a day’s pay. A Quarterly Labor Force Survey conducted by Statistics South Africa in 2020, […]

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Domestic workers in Nagaland observe National Day of Demand | MorungExpress

NDWM-Nagaland Region observed the National Day of Demand for Domestic Workers at Lake View, ACID Office Hall, on March 23. Dimapur, March 23 (MExN): The NDWM-Nagaland Region observed the National Domestic Workers Demand Day at Lake View, ACID Office Hall, on March 23. Highlighting the problems faced by domestic workers in Nagaland, organizers said many […]

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Domestic workers observe National Day of Protest

Domestic workers under the umbrella of the SEWA union observed a nationwide day of protest outside the Accountant General’s office here on Wednesday. The day was observed by the National Domestic Workers Platform, an alliance of central unions and member-based organisations. The dharna sought comprehensive legislation for the regulation of the labor and rights of […]

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Heroine takes action to stop the hardships of domestic workers

By Salome Gregoire Dar es Salaam. Beatrice Johnson is the director of Light for Domestic Workers (LDW), a Morogoro-based non-governmental organization founded in 2019 to raise awareness of the rights of domestic workers, especially girls. The organization started after training by the organization Community Volunteers for the World (CVW). CVW trained 33 housekeepers and shortly […]

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Underpaid, no fixed hours: domestic workers ask for relief | Delhi News

New Delhi: Domestic worker Dhoop Siri injured her left hand about four months ago after she fell while cleaning the floor of her employer’s house. “My employer did not help me with my medical treatment or give me time off. It’s been almost four months and I haven’t fully recovered. As I am only entitled […]

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Vidya Balan Starrer Jalsa Highlights How Authorized Persons Treat Domestic Workers

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE UPCOMING “JALSA” MOVIE. The brilliant film by Shefali Shah and Vidya Balan jalsa, which was released on Amazon Prime Video the previous weekend, is the kind of movie that makes you question the status quos and make you think. In particular, it approaches class issues and women’s issues from a […]

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New countries for the recruitment of domestic workers in sight – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger Egypt wants to send nurses to work in Kuwait KUWAIT CITY, March 20: Khaled Al-Dakhnan, president of the Kuwait Union of Domestic Labor Offices (KUDLO), has confirmed that the union’s demands include opening up new countries for the recruitment of domestic workers and lifting the ban. visa ban in various […]

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Domestic workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo campaign for better working conditions

Victorine Muburwa worked as a domestic worker – or dad as these women are commonly known in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – for nearly 13 years, since her husband died, leaving her alone with two dependent children. Like many domestic workers, this woman, now in her thirties, never signed a formal employment contract […]

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Bill would extend protections for domestic workers in DC – NBC4 Washington

A new bill introduced at the DC Council aims to protect the city’s domestic workers from workplace discrimination, wage theft, and exploitative workloads and schedules. General Counsel Elissa Silverman introduced the DC Domestic Workers Employment Rights Act of 2022 on Tuesday. This would give domestic workers similar job guarantees as employees in other industries. The […]

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DC Council to Consider Domestic Workers Rights Bill

The DC Council is considering a bill that would expand the rights of domestic workers, including formalizing working arrangements and benefits. DC Council Member Elissa Silverman (I-At Large) introduced the “Domestic Workers Employment Rights Amendment Act of 2022” that would require anyone hiring a domestic worker in the district for more five hours to provide […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia to sign memorandum of understanding on domestic workers

Malaysian Human Resources Minister Saravanan Murugan. THE STAR The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the recruitment and placement of Indonesian domestic workers (IDPs) between Malaysia and Indonesia will be signed this week, according to Malaysian Minister of Human Resources Saravanan Murugan. “The Memorandum of Understanding between Malaysia and Indonesia on the recruitment and placement of […]

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M’sia and Indonesia will finally sign a memorandum of understanding on domestic workers on April 1, says HR minister

KUALA LUMPUR: After several setbacks, Malaysia and Indonesia will move forward to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the recruitment and placement of Indonesian domestic workers (IDPs) on April 1, says Datuk Seri M Saravanan. “The Memorandum of Understanding between Malaysia and Indonesia on the recruitment and placement of Indonesian domestic workers will be […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia to sign memorandum of understanding on domestic workers this week, says Saravanan

KUALA LUMPUR: The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the recruitment and placement of Indonesian domestic workers (IDPs) between Malaysia and Indonesia will be signed this week, says Datuk Seri M. Saravanan. “The Memorandum of Understanding between Malaysia and Indonesia on the recruitment and placement of Indonesian domestic workers will be signed this week in Jakarta,” […]

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Domestic workers will be covered by Quebec health and safety protections

Breadcrumb Links Local News From April 6, the change will apply to people employed to do housework or maintenance, bodyguards, carers and personal drivers. Author of the article: Quebec Labor Minister Jean Boulet said automatic coverage will benefit about 18,400 domestic workers, most of whom are women from minority groups. Photo by Graham Hughes /The […]

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Filipino domestic workers fired in Hong Kong for catching COVID : NPR

As an omicron wave sweeps through Hong Kong, some of the nannies and housekeepers from the Philippines who work there have been expelled by their employers after testing positive for the virus. AILSA CHANG, HOST: As COVID-19 rages in Hong Kong with nearly half a million cases in the past two weeks, the virus is […]

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UNM professor’s book chronicles struggles of domestic workers in Chile: UNM Newsroom

In his new book Workers like all the others, Elizabeth Quay Hutchison, Professor of Latin American History and Associate Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at the University of New Mexico, recounts the long struggle for recognition and rights of domestic workers in Chile in course of the 20th century. Hutchison traces the legal and […]

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Domestic workers benefit from new protections thanks to New York City human rights law

After five years of community organizing, advocates succeed in passing a law prohibiting employers from discriminating against domestic workers. The next challenge is effective implementation. Employees attend an information workshop hosted by the Carrolls Gardens Association A human rights law for domestic workers by the New York City government finds a community ready to educate […]

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Domestic Workers Don’t Have Rights – Join Well-Paid Housekeepers to Make a Change

Speakers from the National Alliance of Domestic Workers at the Highly Paid Maids Picnic Well paid maids is to pay its employees (and not its subcontractors!) living wages starting at $20 an hour. It also offers them comprehensive benefits like health coverage, 22 paid days off, employer-paid rides and more. But not all employers treat […]

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Trip.com and Mount Faber Leisure Group encourage migrant domestic workers on International Women’s Day

On this International Women’s Day, Trip.com is partnering with local leisure and lifestyle attractions operator Mount Faber Leisure Group and HOME (Migration Economics Humanitarian Organization) to support domestic workers Migrants (MDW) with Cable Car Sky Pass, allowing them to enjoy scenic views aboard Singapore’s iconic cable car rides on their days off. Trip.com and Mount […]

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UAE sets new regulations for hiring domestic workers; here’s everything you need to know

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) on Tuesday issued a decision regarding the licensing and regulation of domestic worker recruitment agencies, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. Existing office licenses will remain valid, provided that their holders meet all the requirements stipulated in the new regulations and meet their responsibilities to […]

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New UAE Labor Law Decree to Regulate the Hiring of Domestic Workers; everything you need to know – News

The licenses, obtained from the ministry, must be renewed each year if the conditions continue to be met. Alamy file Published: Wed, March 2, 2022, 9:22 AM Last update: Wed, March 2, 2022, 9:39 AM The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) has issued an executive order on the licensing and regulation of offices […]

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Tanzania: Domestic workers encouraged to sign contracts

Mwanza — MORE THAN 700 domestic workers and their employers in Ilemela, Magu and Nyamagana districts of the Mwanza region have been reached by the “Many Hands Make Light Work” project, the objectives of which are, among others, to encourage the signing of contracts between the two parties, hence the promotion of the rights of […]

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Virus wave worsens dire conditions for Hong Kong domestic workers

Published on: 03/01/2022 – 05:10 Hong Kong (AFP) – Janice Obiang choked back sobs as she packed goods to send to the Philippines, gifts for loved ones she hasn’t seen in years as life for domestic workers in virus-hit Hong Kong goes from badly worse. Few have suffered more during Hong Kong’s pandemic restrictions than […]

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New protections for domestic workers under New York’s human rights law go into effect March 12

By SILE MOLONEY A new law protects domestic workers, effective March 12, 2022. Image courtesy of NYC Human Rights Commission The New York City Commission on Human Rights announced that effective March 12, the New York City Human Rights Act (NYCHRL) employment protections s ‘will apply to all domestic workers, including nannies, home helpers, housekeepers […]

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Department of Labor working for the welfare of domestic workers | MorungExpress

Our correspondentKohima | June 15 The Center for Development Initiatives (CDI), in association with the Ferrando Domestic Workers Alliance and the Department of Labor, celebrated Northeast Domestic Workers Week today as part of the International Day of domestic workers here at CAN Building. Speaking on the occasion, Nagaland Deputy Labor Commissioner Avile Vitso said the […]

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The CJEU declares that domestic workers have the right to unemployment

A domestic worker from Vigo in Galicia took her case to the European Court of Justice to rule on her right to receive unemployment, a case she won. The worker was supported in her case by her employer who both felt that it was unfair that in Spain domestic workers were not entitled to unemployment […]

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Al Ansari Exchange Launches ‘Domestic Workers Wage Payment’ Service

In response to the UAE government’s efforts to create a stable and healthy working relationship between domestic helpers and their employers, Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based money exchange and transfer company, has launched a “Domestic Workers Salary Payment” service that allows employers to pay the salaries of their domestic workers at Al Ansari Exchange branches […]

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Hong Kong domestic workers left homeless after being fired for contracting Covid-19 | hong kong

Domestic workers residing in Hong Kong have been left homeless after being diagnosed with Covid-19 and their employers have fired them or refused to return them to the residence, support groups have said. Many workers, who are mostly women from Indonesia and the Philippines, have also been left without insurance to cover their medical expenses. […]

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Minister of HR: A working document on the Memorandum of Understanding on the recruitment of Indonesian domestic workers will be tabled tomorrow | Malaysia

Minister of HR Datuk Seri M Saravanan and Minister of Entrepreneurs and Cooperative Development Tan Sri Noh Omar hand over a replica Socso check to Radin Sutrisno Radin Sudar Sono after the launch of Tekun Entrepreneur Socso contribution in Johor Baru on 22 February 2022. – Bernama pic JOHOR BARU, February 22 – The Ministry […]

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Indonesian Ambassador to M’sia Says Domestic Workers Face ‘Modern Slavery’ in the Country – Mothership.SG

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Indonesia’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Hermono, has claimed that domestic workers in his country face “modern slavery” and “forced labour”. Indonesian Ambassador: Domestic workers subjected to various types of abuse in Malaysia In an interview with Malaysian media Free Malaysia today (FMT)Hermono said housekeepers were more susceptible […]

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Delhi domestic workers move to Delhi High Court for compensation

Delhi domestic workers move to Delhi High Court for compensation The government has neglected us, demands free rations and ex-gratia: the workers Society February 20, 2022 Most middle-class households employ domestic workers who provide them with minimum wage (Photo: International Domestic Workers Federation) Nearly 500 domestic workers have moved to the Delhi High Court against […]

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PESSI will issue social security numbers to domestic workers

The Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) has decided to issue social security registration numbers and cards to domestic workers, while landlords will also be required to register. According to the details, the 155th PESSI Governing Body Meeting was held at the Labor Department chaired by Provincial Labor Minister Ansar Majeed Khan, attended by Labor […]

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PESSI will register domestic workers for social security purposes

LAHORE: The Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) has decided to issue social security registration numbers and cards to domestic workers while landlords will also be required to register, Pakistan Today learned here Saturday. According to the details, the 155th meeting of the governing body of PESSI was held at the Labor Department chaired by […]

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A HK$107,000 fundraiser for domestic workers facing Covid fines has been scrapped after an official says the campaign may be illegal

An online campaign that raised more than HK$107,000 for domestic workers who were fined Covid-19 for flouting a ban on assembly has been taken down after a minister claimed campaigners ” could be suspected of having encouraged a crime”. Organizers told HKFP that all funds will be returned to donors. Law enforcement distributes coronavirus leaflets […]

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Ministry streamlines recruitment of domestic workers

Doha: The Ministry of Labor has taken a series of measures to streamline the work of agencies that recruit domestic workers abroad. Measures to protect the rights of employers, workers and employment agencies include extending the probationary period of workers to nine months, fixing recruitment fees and strengthening control to ensure the application of measures. […]

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Changes coming for domestic workers in South Africa from March – what you need to know

The Department of Employment and Labor will host a seminar on Saturday February 19 to reflect on regulatory changes affecting domestic workers in South Africa. It comes after the government introduced a number of additional job protections and ahead of the new minimum wage which will take effect from March. The event is also part […]

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Hong Kong’s foreign domestic workers ‘left behind’ in coronavirus crisis…

(MENAFN-AFP) Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong are being “left behind” in the current wave of coronavirus sweeping the city, with some forced to sleep rough or denied treatment after testing positive, charities warned on Friday. China’s financial hub is currently in the throes of its worst coronavirus outbreak, recording thousands of confirmed cases a […]

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Covid-19: Over HK$78,000 raised for domestic workers fined for breaking Hong Kong’s 2-person gathering limit

An online campaign has raised more than HK$78,000 for domestic workers who were fined Covid-19 for flouting a ban on assembly. Last Sunday, police imposed 17 fines of HK$5,000 for violating the recently reinstated limit of two people on gatherings, all of which went to foreign domestic workers, according to police figures obtained by HKFP. […]

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Technology platform to help artisans and domestic workers find jobs

On-demand home service delivery technology platform SweepSouth said it could help domestic workers, artisans and the unemployed find jobs where their skills are needed. Ms Aisha Pandor, Managing Director of SweepSouth, said in a statement in Lagos that one of the biggest obstacles that often prevented people from finding employment was lack of awareness. Pandor […]

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MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳門每日時報 » Entry of foreign domestic workers still not an option

Balarm in foreign domestic workers is still not an option, insisted Wong Chi Hong, director of the Bureau of Labor Affairs (DSAL), in a response to lawmaker Bruce Lei Chan U’s inquiry. Although he holds a position with the Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM), Lei has asked the office to import domestic workers from […]

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Attempt to revive talks with Ethiopia to recruit domestic workers – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger KUWAIT CITY, February 12: Bassam Al-Shammari, who is a specialist in domestic work affairs, said that in the next few days talks between Kuwait and Ethiopia are expected to resume on the issue of signing the protocol agreement between the two parties to regulate recruitment. of domestic workers in Addis […]

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Cabinet Resolves Memorandum of Understanding on Recruitment of Indonesian Domestic Workers to be Signed Immediately, Minister Says | Malaysia

File photo shows HR Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan speaking to the press after a food basket distribution program at Mahatma Gandhi Hall in Ipoh on July 8, 2021. – Bernama pic PUTRAJAYA, Feb. 11 – The Cabinet has decided that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the recruitment and placement of Indonesian Domestic Workers […]

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Caregivers and domestic workers: “We are the forgotten ones of the labor reform”

Is called Amendment 6777 and it is burned in the group of domestic and family care workers. It was introduced in General State Budgets 2018the last promoted by the People’s Party before the motion of censure of the current Prime Minister, the socialist Pedro Sanchezto the curator Mariano Rajoy. In short, the text postponed until […]

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New national minimum wage in South Africa – domestic workers receive a 21.5% raise

Labor Minister Thulas Nxesi announced the National Minimum Wage (NMW) increases for 2022 on Tuesday (February 8). From March 1, workers will be entitled to a raise of almost seven per cent for every normal hour worked and domestic and agricultural workers are no longer excluded from the full minimum wage. When the national minimum […]

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Saudi Arabia to recruit domestic workers from eight other countries

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development aims to recruit workers from eight African and Asian countries, local media reported on Thursday. According to the Arab daily Al Eqtisadiah, Saudi spokesman for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, Saad Al Hamad, said eight countries would join sixteen other countries from […]

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New Chicago Ordinance Requires Written Agreements for Domestic Workers | Clark Hill PLC

A new Chicago ordinance that took effect Jan. 1 requires all employers of nannies, home care workers and other domestic workers in Chicago to provide them with written contracts. These contracts must include the workplace address, salary, and work schedule, which is defined as an employee’s shift, including specific start and end times within a […]

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‘I fight to survive’: Domestic workers share their struggle to provide for their families

My mother is a domestic worker. She takes care of young children in one of the private schools in our home town. She keeps the school clean and presentable, assists with the confectionery, and helps with teaching from time to time. She started working when I was in high school, a few years after my […]

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Domestic workers support the city; give them the rights they deserve

Domestic workers, such as housekeepers, nannies, and adult caretakers, have been consistently and historically excluded from federal, state, and local labor laws. Yet the one thing this pandemic reminds us of is that childcare and domestic work are crucial to our modern economy. Providing a legal safety net for these workers can be rectified in […]

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Foreign domestic workers were treated to a SEA Aquarium tour to spread CNY cheer

SINGAPORE – It was her first visit to Resorts World Sentosa’s SEA Aquarium, and Ms. Lilik Sulisminingsih pointed her phone at the marine exhibits. On Sunday (January 30), the foreign domestic worker was not taking pictures of the sharks or sea jellies, or shooting videos. She was on a video call with her sister’s family […]

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Domestic workers warned to be careful after woman attacked at Sea Park – South Coast Herald

Domestic workers in the Sea Park area are warned to be alert and vigilant when traveling to and from work. A post on the Southport Crime Sector Group suggested that women do not walk alone and instead prefer to team up and walk in groups, and refrain from using isolated paths. The Whatsapp message stated […]

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New Protections for Domestic Workers Under New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws | Epstein Becker & Green

New Yorkers who employ domestic workers should note two recent amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) effective December 31, 2021, which together extend the full protections of NYSHRL to persons employed as domestic servants in New York. . In addition, effective March 12, 2022, the employment protections afforded by the New […]

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Families with domestic workers are encouraged to use a new payment system

The UAE will introduce an optional online wage payment system for domestic workers from Thursday, January 27 as part of efforts to protect their employment rights. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization encourages families to adopt the wage protection system, which is widely used in the construction sector and other industries, to pay staff […]

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UAE begins to implement wage protection system for domestic workers

Gulf today, Staff reporter The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced the optional implementation of the Wage Protection System (WPS) for domestic workers from tomorrow, allowing employers to pay wages for this category of workers electronically through banks, exchange offices and licensed financial institutions authorized to provide the service by the Central Bank […]

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How a domestic worker’s son became South Africa’s first black ocean-watching biogeochemist

– Mhlangabezi Mdutyana slept on his friends couch for an entire year while studying – His mother was a domestic worker while his father was a security guard while growing up in rural Mthatha — He defied his chances to become South Africa’s first black ocean-observing biogeochemist PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Next” […]

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Ministry sets fees for recruiting domestic workers

The Ministry of Trade and Industry, in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, has announced a fixed recruitment price for domestic workers. Yesterday, in a tweet, MoCI said, “#MOCIQATAR, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, announced the decision of the Committee to Determine Maximum Prices and Profit Ratios No (1) of 2022 to set […]

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Minimum wage hike for 900,000 domestic workers in South Africa: unions

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) supports the proposed increases to the South African National Minimum Wage, which are due to come into effect on March 1, 2022. The country’s largest labor federation says the increase would benefit around six million workers, particularly in the agriculture, construction and hospitality sectors. Notably, some 900,000 […]

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RI-Malaysia finalizes MoU on protection of migrant domestic workers

We agree that the one-channel system system (adopted by the MoU) will be the only legal channel to recruit Indonesian migrant workers as domestic workers Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian and Malaysian governments have agreed on the final draft of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the recruitment and protection of Indonesian migrant workers as […]

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Why are domestic workers in Lebanon still subject to abuse? | TV shows

Monday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. GMT:There are around 250,000 domestic workers in Lebanon, and around 99% of them are immigrants with work permits. The majority are women from Ethiopia, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, earning meager wages. They work under the kafala – or sponsorship – system, which has been likened to modern […]

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A powerful poem about domestic workers touches the hearts of thousands

I get up at four.I take a taxi, I wait.You want me to be on duty at seven o’clock. Rain or coldI travel. Sometimes very far.Some days I buy myself this vetkoekof the street vendor. It’s only a randother days I don’t have that one RandBut it’s OKMadame will give me yesterday’s bread. Food is […]

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the routine of domestic workers in precarious work

Support 247 LCI 247 – A survey published in late December by cleaning brand Veja with Plano CDE indicates that 27% of Brazilian domestic workers have been laid off during the novel coronavirus pandemic, with 40% of the category continuing to work. For these, social isolation did not exist, revealing the failure of Brazil’s “stay […]

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Tear Jerking Post on domestic workers hits Mzansi in the feels: ‘We’re just servants, the maid’

Domestic workers in South Africa and around the world go through a lot that many don’t attribute to them Marcia du Pont took to Facebook to share a moving post that explains the lives of servants People have flooded the comments section, expressing how truly sad it is that some people are still treating their […]

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The Ministry of Human Resources will finalize the Memorandum of Understanding on Indonesian Domestic Workers this Monday (January 24)

KUALA LUMPUR: Issues related to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the recruitment and placement of Indonesian domestic workers (IDPs) will be finalized during a working visit by Minister of Human Resources Datuk Seri M. Saravanan (pictured) to Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday (January 24). The minister is due to meet with Indonesian Minister of Labor Ida […]

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MOU on Indonesian domestic workers to be finalized during Saravanan’s working visit to Indonesia next Monday

KUALA LUMPUR (January 19): Issues related to the Memorandum of Understanding on Recruitment and Placement of Indonesian Domestic Workers (IDPs) will be finalized during a working visit by Minister of Human Resources Datuk Seri M Saravanan to Jakarta, Indonesia, next Monday. (January 24). The minister is due to meet with Indonesian Minister of Labor Ida […]

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A Powerful Poem About Domestic Workers In South Africa Reaches Thousands – SAPeople

A powerful poem about domestic workers in South Africa touches thousands. Poem by Herman H Le Roux. Work of Marie Sibande. A powerful poem by South African writer and animal rights activist Herman H Le Roux, about the hundreds of thousands of domestic workers in South Africa, has gone viral for a second year. Read […]

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Kenyan domestic workers

Through Joyce Chimbi Distress calls from vulnerable Kenyan women in Saudi Arabia who suffered abuse and torture at the hands of their employers fell from 88 in 2019/2020 to 1,025 a year later. And that fear is all too familiar to 28-year-old Wanjiku Njoki. The young woman whose search for greener pastures in the Gulf […]

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Aline Deschamps documents “the beauty, creativity and strength” of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

All this becomes essential throughout his long-term project entitled I am not your animal. The work, composed of intimate portraits, nostalgic but bathed in sunlight, addresses the theme of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. It was during a visit as a tourist in May 2019 that Aline began to notice the mistreatment of these women; […]

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Sexual abuse and mistreatment hit domestic workers | Main stories

They are responsible for caring for households and their occupants, but for many Jamaican housekeepers, the homes they serve have increasingly become perilous dens of sexual abuse and mistreatment, especially since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Reports rarely reach the police, let alone the public. Instead, they are relegated to tearful counseling sessions organized […]

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Groups: lifting the freeze on domestic workers

PETALING JAYA: As Malaysia waits to sign the memorandum of understanding on the recruitment and placement of domestic workers with Indonesia next month, private employment agencies are calling on the government to allow the entry of domestic workers. other countries of origin in the meantime. Although the country is now in the recovery phase, private […]

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The doomed trips of Kenyan domestic workers to the Gulf

Africa, Editors’ Choice, Featured, Gender, Gender-Based Violence, Headlines, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Middle East and North Africa, TerraViva United Nations Human trafficking Trafficked, kept prisoner in Saudi Arabia, Wanjiku Njoki was lucky to escape unscathed. She has since found work as a tea lady for a parastatal. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPS Nairobi, Kenya, January 14, 2022 […]

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Domestic workers could be paid more — The Citizen

Domestic workers can expect a higher minimum wage following the National Minimum Wage Commission’s call for a further increase. This month, the Department of Jobs and Labor announced that it was inundated with requests for comment on the proposed minimum wage hike. He confirmed that the commission had issued a request for written representations on […]

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Domestic workers in Chicago must have written contracts

Chicago domestic workers must receive written contracts from their employers, according to a new city ordinance that went into effect this month. Advocates say Chicago is the largest city in the United States to require domestic work contracts. Local groups are now working to educate the tens of thousands of domestic workers in the city […]

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Domestic workers in Chicago must now have written contracts under new ordinance

A workers’ rights group is trying to publicize an ordinance that went into effect earlier this year, requiring employers to provide a written contract to domestic workers. The law covers nannies, housekeepers and workers caring for the elderly, regardless of citizenship documents. Informing individual workers and their employers is a challenge, said Ania Jakubek, of […]

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Are you ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™?

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Qatar – New decision on probation for domestic workers takes …

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA Doha: The Ministry of Labor Affairs announced yesterday that the decision to extend the probationary period for domestic workers from three months to nine months will enter into force as of today January 8, pursuant to decision no. (21) of 2021 amending certain provisions of Decision No. (8) of 2005 regulating […]

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Changes on the cards for domestic workers in 2022

Employment and Labor Minister Thulas Nxesi is expected to issue an updated minimum wage for domestic workers in South Africa in the coming months. This follows recent proposals released by the National Minimum Wage Commission (NMW) which recommend that domestic workers’ wages be increased to 100% of the national minimum wage. By law, the minimum […]

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New decision on probation for domestic workers comes into effect: Ministry of Labor

Doha: The Ministry of Labor Affairs announced yesterday that the decision to extend the probationary period for domestic workers from three months to nine months will enter into force as of today January 8, pursuant to decision no. (21) of 2021 amending certain provisions of Decision No. (8) of 2005 regulating the conditions and procedures […]

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Qatar – 9-month trial period for domestic workers takes …

(MENAFN- Gulf Times) The Labor Ministry announced on Friday that the decision to extend the probationary period for domestic workers from three months to nine months would take effect on Saturday.This comes in application of Decision No. 21 of 2021 amending certain provisions of Decision No. 8 of 2005 regulating the conditions and procedures for […]

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9-month trial period for domestic workers comes into effect

The Ministry of Labor announced on Friday that the decision to extend the trial period for domestic workers from three months to nine months will take effect from Saturday. This comes in application of Decision No. 21 of 2021 amending certain provisions of Decision No. 8 of 2005 regulating the conditions and procedures for granting […]

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9-month trial period for domestic workers takes effect

The Labor Ministry announced on Friday that the decision to extend the probationary period for domestic workers from three months to nine months would take effect on Saturday. This comes in application of Decision No. 21 of 2021 amending certain provisions of Decision No. 8 of 2005 regulating the conditions and procedures for authorizing the […]

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Day-to-day domestic workers in Delhi now see themselves without pay two days a week | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: Rinku, a domestic worker, is struggling to make ends meet after her husband lost his job as a driver in 2020 after the Covid outbreak. A mother of five children in school, Rinku is distressed to learn that domestic workers will not be allowed to go to work during the two-day weekend curfew. […]

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New laws to protect domestic workers | South Queens News

Two landmark bills aimed at extending benefits and protections for domestic workers were enacted by Governor Hochul at the end of 2021. The two bills, A6077A and A8007, were introduced by MP Jenifer Rajkumar (D-Woodhaven). “With a new year comes a new era of dignity and respect for our domestic workers,” Rajkumar said in a […]

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Southeast Asia and State Governance of Migrant Domestic Workers

Lecture by Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, University of Southern California Tuesday, February 8, 20225:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. (Pacific Time)Live via ZoomClick here to register How do sending states manage labor migration to precarious jobs? Professor Parreñas will address this question by examining the state migration of domestic workers in the Philippines. Using interviews with government […]

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New SF bill would give paid sick leave to domestic workers

Domestic workers like nannies and gardeners may soon start earning paid sick leave in San Francisco. The new bill would put in place an app allowing domestic workers to register their hours with their employers. For every 30 hours worked with an employer, they would earn one hour of paid sick leave that could add […]

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Minimum wage: domestic workers will get a big increase to earn the same wages as other workers

Employment and Labor Minister Thulas Nxesi during a press briefing. The National Minimum Wage Commission is proposing an increase in the national minimum wage based on inflation plus one percentage point this year. At the latest inflation rate, this would increase wages to R23.10. For the first time, domestic workers must earn the same national […]

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New Chicago Ordinance Requires Written Contracts For Domestic Workers

All Chicago employers of domestic workers must provide these workers with written contact effective Jan. 1, 2022, under a new ordinance issued by the Chicago City Council. Blanket The ordinance applies to all businesses and individuals in Chicago that employ “domestic workers”. A domestic worker is defined as a person whose main tasks include: Housekeeping; […]

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San Francisco passes measure demanding sick leave for domestic workers – “The first of its kind” – Jobs and HR

United States: San Francisco passes measure demanding sick leave for domestic workers – “first of its kind” January 03, 2022 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. On December 14, 2021, the San Francisco Supervisory Board unanimously passed a law granting domestic workers paid sick leave, the […]

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New laws extend protections for domestic workers in New York

The protections and benefits for domestic workers in New York are extended under a pair of new laws approved by Governor Kathy Hochul at the end of last week. The measures include the extension of state human rights law include domestic workers and expand the paid family leave allowance include domestic workers. The laws, backed […]

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Governor signs ‘historic’ law protecting domestic workers

Two landmark bills introduced by State Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar to expand benefits and protections for hundreds of thousands of domestic workers in New York State were recently signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. “With a new year comes a new era of dignity and respect for our domestic workers. They are the cornerstone of […]

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Supporting domestic workers: NY Congresswoman Rajkumar’s bills are signed into law by Governor Hochul

New York State Congresswoman Jenifer Rajkumar, left, as newly sworn in NYC Mayor Eric Adams voices support for her domestic worker legislation. Photo: Office of MP Rajkumar New York State Congresswoman Jenifer Rajkumar, the only Indian-American woman in the Empire State Legislature, received a great New Year’s Eve gift from Governor Kathy Hochul who signed […]