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​Domestic workers: Domestic workers demand welfare board and fixed salary

Posted by jaypee 234 days ago India
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BHUBANESWAR: In order to protect the interests of domestic workers, All Odisha Domestic Labourers Association (AODLA) on Monday demanded the state government to constitute a welfare board. They also urged the state government to form a domestic workers' policy to protect their rights. There are around 12,000 domestic workers in the capital city only.

"Though most households

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Move to educate migrant workers in most literate State

Posted by jaypee 344 days ago India
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The sense of alienation that migrant workers in Kerala feel will come down substantively if the efforts of the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA) prove a success.

The KSLMA is all set to launch a social literacy drive to integrate migrant labourers into Kerala society, by imparting reading and writing skills to them and to orient them to Read More


Domestic helps call for min wage of rs 60/hour

Posted by jaypee 384 days ago India
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CHENNAI: Domestic workers have called for laws to guarantee a minimum wage of `60 per hour for them and a set of guidelines to protect their interests. At a public hearing organised by the National Domestic Workers’ Movement, they also expressed concern regarding rehabilitation of slum dwellers on the city’s outskirts.

Sexual harassment, illtreatment and inhuman wo Read More


Indian domestic workers demand fair wages, days off and a cup of coffee

Posted by jaypee 385 days ago India
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CHENNAI, India, Sept 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For as long as she can remember, R Meenakshi has been waking up at dawn to wash dishes, sweep floors and scrub clothes, earning 2,000 rupees ($30) a month.

"I am 65 and it might be too late, but I want more respect for the work I have done all my life," Meenakshi told a public hearing organised by two labour rights groups in t Read More


Assam govt proposes to revise minimum wages for domestic help

Posted by jaypee 387 days ago India
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Guwahati, Sept 27 () The Assam government today said it has proposed to revise the minimum wages payable to workers engaged as domestic help.

"The state government after consultation with the State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for the employment of domestic workers has recently made a draft proposal for revising the minimum rates of wages," an official release said.

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Labour Ministry re-works policy for domestic helps to avoid harassment by agencies

Posted by jaypee 395 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: In an attempt to streamline the process of hiring domestic help through placement agencies, the labour ministry is re-working the draft national policy for domestic workers to avoid any harassment to either the employer or domestic help at the hands of these agencies.

A senior labour ministry official told ET that currently placement agencies charge certain proportion o Read More


Plan to bring domestic workers under ESI fold: Bandaru Dattatreya

Posted by jaypee 430 days ago India
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HYDERABAD: Labour ministry will soon launch a social security scheme for domestic workers on pilot basis in Delhi and Hyderabad as part of government's commitment to provide health insurance for all, Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya said on Sunday.

"We will roll out a new scheme to bring domestic workers under the ESI fold. This scheme intends to provide ESI facilities to domest Read More


Qatar reassures India over labor reforms - Kuwait Times | Kuwait Times

Posted by jaypee 500 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: Qatar has reassured India that labor reforms will improve the conditions of more than half a million Indian migrants, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised concerns of abuses during a weekend visit to the Gulf state, a statement said yesterday. Qatar is home to 630,000 Indian nationals, the single largest group of migrants in the country of 2 million. Many work in low paid

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