Tuesday, March 15, 2016

90% of domestic workers have no labour protection: UN study

Around 90 percent of the world's 67 million domestic workers have no access to social security protection, with migrants left particularly vulnerable, the International Labour Organization said Monday.
Domestic work is largely "undervalued and unprotected," the UN labour agency said in a new report.
"When domestic workers become old or injured, they are fired, without a pension or adequate income support," said Isabel Ortiz, head of the ILO social protection department.