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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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San Francisco passes measure demanding sick leave for domestic workers

Related practices and jurisdictions Thursday, December 30, 2021 On December 14, 2021, the San Francisco board of directors unanimously passed a law granting domestic workers paid sick leave, the first of its kind in the United States. the order, called “Equal Access of Domestic Workers to Paid Sick Leave”, establishes a “transferable” paid sick leave […]

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Govt. urged to ratify ILO Convention to protect migrant domestic workers who contribute significantly to the country’s economy – The Island

The President of the Caucus of Women Parliamentarians, Dr Sudarshini Fernandopulle, urged the government to ratify the “ILO Convention No. 189 in order to better protect and safeguard the rights and interests of domestic workers, who make a substantial contribution to Sri Lanka’s economy, especially through foreign remittances ” The Caucus of Women Parliamentarians issuing […]

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Chicago domestic workers mandate protects social workers

CONTACT: Elisa Sledzinska 312,744.1973 [email protected] CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Business and Consumer Protection (BACP) today announced a historic step forward for Chicago domestic workers. As of January 1, 2022, all Chicago employers of nannies, caregivers, and housekeepers must provide their employees with a written contract in the language […]

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Chicago domestic workers’ mandate protects social workers

CONTACT: Elisa Sledzinska 312,744.1973 [email protected] CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Business and Consumer Protection (BACP) today announced a historic step forward for Chicago domestic workers. As of January 1, 2022, all Chicago employers of nannies, caregivers, and housekeepers must provide their employees with a written contract in the language […]

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Underprotected abroad, domestic workers find ways to resist

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Domestic workers in Southeast Asia often migrate to richer countries where they are excluded from labor protections and left vulnerable to abuse. As COVID-19 has worsened working conditions, some migrant workers have found their own ways to resist. In April, nine Vietnamese women huddled under a smartphone camera to appeal for help […]

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African national arrested for trafficking 15 domestic workers from his country

The Research and Monitoring Department of the Ministry of the Interior in the General Directorate of Passports arrested an African national for trafficking in women workers of his own nationality and for having employed and lodged them in the region of Salata.In a statement, the interior ministry said that, based on information on trafficking and […]

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United Arab Emirates speeds up process of cancellation and renewal of residency for domestic workers

The photo has been used for illustration purposes. Gulf today, Journalist The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) has announced the development of services for canceling and renewing the stay of domestic workers and registering complaints about their absence from work. Development is about shortening the steps to perform these services, according to MOHRE. […]

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The number of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia sees a significant drop in the third quarter

Saudi Arabia in the third quarter of 2021 saw a significant drop in the number of domestic workers by 400,000, according to the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) The number of drivers among domestic workers decreased by 200,000, as it recorded around 1.75 million drivers during the third quarter of 2021, compared to the same […]

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Migrant workers’ rights and women’s rights – Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon: a gender perspective – Lebanon

introduction Women represent approximately 76% of all migrant workers and 99% of migrant domestic workers who come to work in Lebanon (MoL 2019). Although they came to the country as workers, they are exempt from labor protections under Section 7 of the Labor Act (ILO 2020b) and locked into a system that has been equated […]

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Crises in Lebanon worsen suffering of migrant domestic workers |

“Recruitment agencies and employers treat us like we are human commodities! Says Adanesh Worko, an Ethiopian worker who works in a house in Beirut. “Sometimes I am beaten and deprived of food but, because of my contract, I cannot choose to work elsewhere or to return home. My employer said ‘I bought you. Pay me […]

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National Minimum Wage Commission recommends 20% increase for domestic workers in 2022

The National Minimum Wage Commission (NMW) has released its adjustment proposals for 2022, recommending an increase slightly above inflation. As of March 2021, the minimum wage in South Africa is R21.69 for every hour worked. The commission recommended an increase in the CPI + 1%, which would bring the new rate to R 23 per […]

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Minimum wage proposal: here’s what domestic workers could earn in 2022

The National Minimum Wage Commission has proposed a 1% increase above inflation for the national minimum wage. But a minority view of three commissioners proposes an increase of 1.5% above inflation. The current minimum wage is still below the upper poverty line in South Africa. Domestic workers will be the big winners in 2022 if […]

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MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳門 每日 時報 »The lawmaker wants domestic workers out of the TNR regime

Lawmaker Ma Io Fong wants a new regime to regulate all domestic workers separately from other non-resident (TNR) workers. Ma expressed this wish in an oral inquiry to the government during last week’s plenary session in the Legislative Assembly (LA). In the period preceding the agenda, the legislator recalled the problems encountered by the population […]

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DC Domestic Workers Call for Council Member Silverman’s Pledge

More than a dozen members of the DC Domestic Workers Alliance gathered at the John A. Wilson Building before sunset on Wednesday to remind a board member of his long-standing promise. Wearing New Year’s party hats, the women held a banner that stretched across the right side of the building entrance with a hand-painted message […]

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Are we complicit in the abuse of domestic workers?

COMMENT | Migration continues to have a female face today, represented by domestic workers, mainly comprising women and children. Domestic workers live in the most unprotected and vulnerable situations. They work in isolated and individualized work environments that facilitate a plethora of rights violations and forced labor. Domestic workers are abused, unpaid, overworked, isolated and […]

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Musaned stops receiving visa applications for Filipino domestic workers

Okaz / Saudi Gazette RIYAD – The Musaned portal, under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, has suspended all visa applications for Filipino domestic workers as of this week, officials at several local recruiting offices have confirmed. This follows the recent decision by the Philippines Department of Labor to temporarily suspend sending its […]

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Meet the women’s economic justice advocate who empowers Florida domestic workers

Santra Denis returned from the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November with a clear reminder of how women around the world are more similar than different. Denis attended COP26 as executive director of the Miami Workers Center (MWC), a Miami-Dade County-based organization that supports low-income communities and low-wage workers, especially black […]

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In the absence of central policy, Indian domestic workers are left at the mercy of various state laws: world report

New Delhi: As domestic workers around the world have suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s astonishing lack of comprehensive legal or policy arrangements to protect their well-being has resulted in a terrible downward spiral for the men and women in this industry. over the past year, according to a report found. The report published by […]

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Domestic workers in Hong Kong are looking for jobs – what’s wrong?

We sometimes hear complaints that the immigration service takes very little interest in what happens to domestic helpers once the employment contract the service insists on has been signed and implemented. It now seems unfair. The department is not interested in parts of the contract that relate to anecdotes such as hours of help, accommodation, […]

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Why the Commonwealth must promote the rights of domestic workers

Ten years ago, the International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted Convention 189 and Recommendation 201 on the rights of domestic workers. Since that revolutionary step, 35 countries around the world have ratified C189, but only seven of them are part of the Commonwealth, which covers a third of the world’s population and has more than 50 […]

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Philippines suspends recruitment of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia – Middle East Monitor

Recruitment of Filipino domestic workers has been suspended in Saudi Arabia, after a ruling by the Philippine Department of Labor. According to Saudi media, recruitment offices in the Kingdom received a letter from the Philippine Embassy last week, informing them that new applications for domestic work from Filipino citizens will not be taken and accepted. […]

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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccines for domestic workers and gardeners in South Africa – what you need to know

While much of the attention on vaccination mandates in South Africa has focused on corporations and large corporations, many South Africans have wondered if they could introduce compulsory vaccinations for workers. servants, gardeners and other home workers. Talita Laubscher, a partner at law firm Bowmans, says domestic workers and gardeners in private households are still […]

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Draft San Francisco Ordinance to Require Paid Sick Leave for Domestic Workers | Jackson Lewis PC

Most employees in San Francisco (and throughout California) receive one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is now considering a prescription which would expand the availability of paid sick leave for domestic workers by establishing a system of “portable” paid sick leave. The “Equal Access […]

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Committee approves anti-retaliation protections for domestic workers

Six months ago, the city council approved a sweeping pandemic relief package, including a requirement that anyone in Chicago hiring a “domestic worker” enter into a written contract to pay them at least $15 a year. ‘time. The obligatory contract – which, in addition to the salary, also describes the working schedule and conditions – […]

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

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

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

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

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Accounts of Abuse of Vietnamese Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia

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

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Survey of domestic workers reported; probable results in 1 year

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

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Government launches inquiry into domestic workers – The Financial Express

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Domestic workers ignored in labor law, Covid compensation

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

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US State Department and PH envoys address domestic workers’ rights

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

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

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

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New sick pay proposal for domestic workers garners support

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

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Your Voice: martial arts for domestic workers; how social media harms mental health (long letters) – YP

Justin Kim from the Chinese International School founded an NGO to help domestic workers. Picture: handout Domestic workers have played a crucial role in Hong Kong’s economic success. Many families are heavily dependent on domestic workers to look after their children and do the shopping or cleaning for the house. However, domestic workers are still […]

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Changes coming for domestic workers in South Africa, says Ramaphosa

Domestic workers are one of the job groups hardest hit by the pandemic, and thousands of women remain unemployed, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said. Addressing a Cosatu event on Thursday October 28, Ramaphosa cited data from Statistics South Africa, which shows a 26% drop in the employment of domestic workers between the first and second […]

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Philly honors Dorothy Bolden with holiday for domestic workers

Stinson is one of the people who had pushed the city council to approve the vacation. Amidst this organization, she talked about Bolden with the parents who employ her, and it helped her advocate for better working conditions for herself. “I think it opened up the communication between us more,” she said. The holiday is […]

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“They Call Us Slaves”: The Plight of Kenyan Domestic Workers in the Middle East

NAIROBI, Kenya— Faith MurungaA 30-year-old domestic worker living in the Kwa Ndege area of ​​Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, left the country on Christmas Day 2019 for what she hoped would be greener pastures in Saudi Arabia. Although she owned a small business in Nairobi, which brought her $183.96 in monthly profits, she looked forward to earning […]

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Domestic workers excluded from pandemic recovery

Roxana, who is undocumented, was desperate for news on Covid-19 and immigration issues. The NDWA page and the chatbot, she told me, made her feel important. “They gave us life, you know?” said Roxanne. “I felt we had a say in this place, that we weren’t so invisible.” Although run by robots, the surveys were […]

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‘Care Forward’ aims to raise standards and uphold the rights of domestic workers in Park Slope

September 26, 2021, 9:51 p.m.Updated Sep 27, 2021 By: News 12 Staff Park Slope aims to be the first in the United States to provide a framework for protecting the rights of domestic workers with a new community model. Public officials, parents, children and domestic workers on Sunday presented a model called Care Forward – […]

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A historic victory for domestic workers is hidden in the reconciliation bill

When Thomasine Wilson started her career as a home care worker 20 a few years ago, she had no fixed working hours. She worked at the pleasure of her employer – with no overtime, no days off or paid sick leave. “We had no one to defend us,” Wilson said. In recent years, the momentum […]

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Domestic workers fight to keep their jobs

DALLAS — Getting creative during the pandemic continues to be the name of the game. Many who make a living doing housework say finding a job isn’t like it was before the pandemic. There are approximately 80 million domestic workers worldwide. Many in Texas are people of color, and some are using these jobs as […]

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Outsourcing has not improved conditions for domestic workers in South Africa

In South Africa, approximately a million people, mostly black women from marginalized backgrounds, are employed as domestic workers by the middle class. Some are employed as full-time domestic servants and live on their employers’ premises, usually in garden rooms. For resident domestic workers, their work and personal life are often unclear. They lack freedom and […]

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COVID-19 relief bill leaves many domestic workers behind

For the 75 million Americans in virtual lockdown in the battle against COVID-19, the writing on the wall is clear: stay home, stop the spread. Yet for the two million domestic workers in the United States, the demands of social distancing and the realities of the virus can be a minefield. “Honestly, I’m scared of […]