October 15, 2020 12:20 am
Under the initiative, domestic workers will be made aware about their legal rights available under domestic violence Act. They will also be told regarding legal provisions meant to check sexual harassment at workplace, laws for equal wages and minimum wages.
June 24, 2020 1:44 am
The recommendations stated that all domestic helps, including those who come daily and those who work 24 hours at one house, should be allowed entry.
June 17, 2020 12:50 pm
On the occasion of International Domestic Workers Day, The Indian Express spoke to female domestic workers to highlight the extent of their financial struggles, post the lockdown.
June 17, 2020 1:44 pm
The overall number of hirings of domestic helps have dropped significantly. The situation has not really changed much even after Unlock, say domestic help agencies.
May 31, 2020 6:25 am
“Domestic workers are excluded from the purview of labour legislation for a variety of reasons. More than 80 per cent of such workers are women, many of them migrant," said Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU) Director Dr Shanthakumar.
May 19, 2020 11:40 pm
Among other conditions for domestic employees resuming work are mandatory Covid-19 tests and inquiries about their accommodations, so to ensure they are not residents of red zones in the city.
May 21, 2020 3:58 pm
As we enter coronavirus Lockdown 4.0, the debate whether domestic helps should be called back continues. While some say they may pay them still, others say ‘no work, no money’.
May 04, 2020 3:13 am
“As soon as we finish that meal, my children are hungry again because it is not nearly enough to curb their hunger. So we wait until late evening, when we get the same cooked rice and chana dal in the form of khichdi,” says a domestic helper.
April 10, 2020 1:54 am
Facing curbs on mobility amid the lockdown, many domestic helps have not been able to visit their employers to collect their pay and are facing a cash crunch.
September 04, 2018 3:42 am
The accused has been booked under section 381 (theft by servant) of the Indian Penal Code. He was produced in court and has been remanded in police custody.