Bring domestic workers under labour legislation: ILO
New Delhi, Feb 19 : There is an urgent need for recognising people engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship as workers and to bring them under labour legislation, said Tine Staermose, Director India, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Wednesday.
"There is a urgent need for the recognition of the people engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship as workers and to bring them under the labour legislation so they can access services and benefits similar to other workers," she said while addressing the media here.
According to ILO, there are close to 10 million domestic workers in India.
She said despite significant contributions made by the work force in the country, society remains slow in recognising people engaged in domestic work because of which such people keep struggling to earn a living.
"The domestic workers would be entitled to annual paid and sick leave. They would get compensation for overtime, social security coverage, protection against abuse and violence, sufficient food and a safe and healthy place to stay."
Citing that in the last decade, domestic workers in urban India increased 68 percent, she said the Indian government didn't take any concrete step to improve the living condition of such people.
Bharti Birla, national project coordinator, ILO said: "Government should take action against the placement agencies, who in the pretext of providing employment bring them to metro places and force them to work as domestic workers", Birla said.
Saying that most of the domestic workers are women, she said the delay in bringing the domestic workers under labour legislation was also hindering women's empowerment in the country.
--IANS (Posted on 19-02-2014)
Share this Post:
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
MORE MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS:
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS: