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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]