Bringing in domestic workers
-- mostly women -- dates back to the 1990s, first from the Philippines, then India and Sri Lanka and later Vietnam and Nepal.
It said that these domestic workers
do work on very low salaries on provision of a range of services including sweeping washrooms, washing clothes, cooking and taking care of children.
Government officials have said they are taking the challenges faced by domestic workers
on board as they review policies to ensure they receive the same benefits and protection as other employees.
In his address, the minister said that approval of Punjab Domestic Workers
Act 2019 by PTI government is a historical initiative, aiming at providing security to domestic workers
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have been on the rise after recent high-profile reports detailed shocking levels of abuse, in line with years of similar evidence.
The guarantee period for domestic workers
hired through Tadbeer or other firms, has been extended to two years, in keeping with the executive rules of the Domestic Workers
' law, Khalil Ebrahim Khouri, assistant under-secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation for domestic workers
are often not recognized as workers, and face discrimination as women, often from poor and marginalized groups, such as migrants and indigenous peoples."
* Bringing credible allegations of exploitation of a domestic worker
by a diplomat to the attention of the ambassador of the sending state's mission and requesting a timely response to the allegations.
* "Ensure that the employer is not allowed to keep in her/his possession any of the domestic worker
's personal identity documents such as passport.
Every female domestic worker
should be mandatorily given information regarding sexual harassment in the workplace.
Malaysia must enact laws to safeguard migrant worker welfare, said Tenaganita today following a domestic worker
's death after allegedly being forced to sleep outdoors with a family's dog.