Category Archives: Domestic Workers

Advisory Committee Established to Define Minimum Wages for Domestic Workers – Radhika

The Tamil Nadu government has established an advisory committee to define minimum wages for domestic workers in the state. The Deputy Commissioner of Labour, Coimbatore, is the Member Secretary of this advisory committee. This is an outcome of almost a … Continue reading

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வீட்டு வேலை செய்பவர்கள் தங்களது கொள்கை திட்டங்களுக்கான சாசனம் உருவாக்குவதற்காக பயிற்சிப் பட்டறையை நடத்தினர்

(Tamil translation of the post on 2nd November 2016) 21 அக்டோபர் (வெள்ளிகிழமை) அன்று எழும்பூரில் உள்ள ICSA வில் நடைபெற்ற பயிற்சி பட்டறையில் சென்னையின் பல்வேறு பகுதிகளிலிருந்து வந்த எழுபதுக்கும் மேற்பட்ட வீட்டு வேலை செய்பவர்கள் கலந்து கொண்டனர். அவர்களுக்கு தேசிய அளவிலான கொள்கையை மேம்படுத்தும் திட்டத்துக்கான சாசனம் உருவாக்கவும், கலந்துரையாடவும் … Continue reading

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Domestic Workers Organize Workshop to Evolve a Charter of Policy Proposals

Over 70 domestic workers from different parts of Chennai, came to a workshop at ICSA, Egmore on 21st October, (Friday), to discuss and evolve a charter for proposals to improve the national policy on domestic workers. The meeting was organized … Continue reading

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Penn Thozhillalar Sangam Observes International Domestic Workers Day

  Yesterday was International Domestic Workers Day. Domestic workers have an international day to recognize their labour, but have no minimum wage, legal recognition of work status, no protection against sexual harassment at workplaces or even the basic social security … Continue reading

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Unorganized Workers release Charter of Demands for the upcoming assembly election

Various unions organizing informal workers, including artisans, agricultural labourers, fish workers and domestic workers came together under Unorganized Workers Federation to release a charter of demands for the upcoming Tamilnadu Assembly elections. It was released on 6th April at Chennai … Continue reading

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Informal Workers need a Fair Wage Policy and Robust Social Security Net: Finds a Recent Study

Independent labour research institutions and NGOs, have brought out a comprehensive report on ‘Social Protection of Informal Sector Workers and Existing Rights to Ensure Decent Living Wage’. This report is a based on a 10 state survey of informal workers … Continue reading

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