STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Domestic workers protest Centre’s neglect

However, domestic workers were not included. 

Published: 26th September 2020 04:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2020 04:00 PM   |  A+A-

SEWA state secretary Sonia George leading the protest dharna in front of the Secretariat

SEWA state secretary Sonia George leading the protest dharna in front of the Secretariat. (Photo | Vincent Pulickal, EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Domestic workers staged a protest against the Centre for not including them in any of the labour reforms. Recently, the Centre passed labour bills which promise social security, occupational safety, health insurance and better conditions for the most working population. However, domestic workers were not included. 

Recently, the Self-Employed Women’s Union staged a dharna to express their protest and has threatened to intensify their agitation in the coming days, demanding the protection of the livelihood of scores of domestic workers. “From what we know, domestic workers are not properly defined in the labour code. We are awaiting documentation regarding the same. After studying the details, we will intensify our protest,” said Sonia Geoge, SEWA state secretary. Some of the demands raised by SEWA Union include the implementation of urban employee guarantee scheme and compensation for the lost days’ work. 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp