UK's tied visa rules fuel abuse of live-in maids

2015-05-28 09:00

Tied visas have "unintentionally strengthened the hand of the slave master against the victim of slavery", according to a British parliamentary committee.

Are you paying your domestic worker enough?

2015-04-06 19:31

A new tool can help you determine if you are paying your domestic worker enough, given the financial realities faced by your domestic worker’s household.

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.

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.


Asia migrant workers rally to fight low pay

2015-05-26 16:03

Governments need to tackle unscrupulous agencies that lure women into domestic work abroad and charge exorbitant fees, says an activist.

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

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

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.

New minimum wage for domestics

2013-11-22 10:40

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

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

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

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