Sunday, June 24, 2012

The “abused maid”: A good tale for a film, but not for real life

Millions of domestic workers get paid below the minimum wage, and rarely benefit from health insurance, paid leave, or even time off. Has anything changed since the adoption last year of the ILO’s Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers?


The tale of a poor maid being exploited, beaten up or abused in someone’s home must be consigned to films.


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