ARTICLES RELATING TO DOMESTIC WORKERS

Inside Labour: Why domestic workers will fight on

2014-12-05 09:30

There is general unhappiness about the fact that the same old formula continues to be applied for determining domestic worker wages, says Terry Bell.

Domestic workers want R3 000

2014-11-26 12:38
220 comments

Domestic workers must be paid R3 000 per month, parliament's portfolio committee on labour has heard.

ANC cheers new wages for domestic workers

2014-11-26 06:00
122 comments

Increasing domestic workers' wages in line with the new minimum wage will go a long way towards addressing the exploitation of workers, says the ANC.

DA lauds Compensation Fund for domestics

2014-09-08 16:45

Plans to ensure domestic workers will be allowed to claim from the Compensation Fund if injured on the job have been welcomed by the DA.

A woman that went above and beyond

2013-12-17 09:58

A reader tells us her story about her domestic worker Cynthia.

A woman that went above and beyond

2013-11-19 16:00

A reader tells us her story about her domestic worker Cynthia.

Domestic worker summit to be held

2013-10-29 19:39

The labour department will hold a summit for domestic workers.

Medical aid for domestics 'sustainable'

2013-02-27 10:54

An affordable, private healthcare scheme for domestic workers is sustainable, CareCross Health Group says.

Call for laws to protect domestic workers

2013-01-10 13:08

Despite the huge increase in domestic workers, many still lack legal protection to regulate working time, minimum pay and maternity protection, says the ILO.

Pay rise for domestic workers

2012-11-19 11:35
131 comments

The minimum wage for domestic workers will increase from December, with the labour department warning of spot inspections to ensure compliance.

Calls for legal status for domestics

2012-05-01 15:17

While compliance with legislation guaranteeing the rights of domestic workers has seen a steady climb, many employers are still not complying, a labour consultant says.

Domestic workers are mothers too

2012-01-26 10:05

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Domestic workers don’t know their rights

2011-08-08 12:21

The Federation of Unions of SA says some domestic workers are unaware of their legal rights and are vulnerable to bad labour practices.

Blitz inspection on domestic wages

2011-01-12 13:23
76 comments

The labour department says it will visit homes this month to ensure domestic workers get wage increases.

 

Labour Wrap: Domestic workers soldier on

2014-12-04 07:31

Many domestic workers continue to battle for a living wage and dream of a better life, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Summit highlights the plight of SA domestic workers

2014-11-26 10:25

Many of South Africa’s one million domestic workers are still battling with low pay, long hours, sexual harassment and continuous verbal abuse in their workplaces.

New wage rates for domestic workers

2014-11-25 12:43

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has upwardly adjusted domestic workers’ annual wages in line with the new minimum wage.

Deadly swimming pools

2013-12-31 13:01

Swimming pools can be a hazard for domestic helpers and their children.

New minimum wage for domestics

2013-11-22 10:40
175 comments

The minimum wage of domestic workers will rise from next month, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced.

Extend domestic workers UIF benefits - minister

2013-11-02 22:43

Unemployment insurance fund benefits affecting domestic workers should be extended, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

Deadly swimming pools

2013-03-22 13:21

Swimming pools can be a hazard for domestic helpers and their children.

Domestic workers to get private healthcare

2013-02-26 07:48
101 comments

Private healthcare will be available to domestic workers nation-wide at a cost of R170 to the employer, according to a report.

Employers urged to adjust domestics pay

2012-11-27 09:53
88 comments

Labour body Fedusa has urged employers to discuss realistic increases for domestic workers, taking into account specific factors affecting cost of living.

Hanky panky with the domestic worker

2012-05-09 12:49

Sexual harassment in the home could harm the children of everyone involved.

Domestic workers to get provident fund

2012-02-22 16:12

The state will start provident funds for domestic and farm workers by next year and look into medical schemes for the security sector.

Domestic workers' minimum wage raised

2011-11-29 17:03

As of December 1, the prescribed minimum wage for a domestic worker is R8.34 an hour.

ILO moves to protect domestic workers

2011-06-16 12:45

The International Labour Organisation has passed a landmark treaty giving protection to an estimated 52.6 million domestic workers across the world.

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