ARTICLES RELATING TO DOMESTIC WORKERS

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
110 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
89 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.

 

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
132 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

Do you give your helper time off during the holiday season?

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.

 
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