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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]