Tag: domestic workers
Activists call for a standalone Domestic Workers Act, saying proposed regulations under the Employment Act are insufficient.
An online petition started by Tenaganita urges the AGC to quickly table the Domestic Workers' Bill to protect people such as Adelina Lisao who died from alleged abuse.
Its executive director Glorene A Das also questions how changing the word 'maid' to 'employee' in the current Employment Act will guarantee the protection of domestic workers.
Shah Alam High Court has deferred a decision on a maid's claim for RM30,000 in unpaid wages, says Tenaganita.
Ketheeswaran M Kanagaratnam and Vivienne Ketheeswaran are accused of exploiting their domestic workers for the purposes of forced labour from October 2012 to March this year.
Hundreds of thousands of Indonesian women go to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan every year for domestic work, despite reports of widespread abuses and near slave-like living conditions.
Tenaganita's Glorene Das says only when the rights of domestic workers are protected by laws, and domestic workers recognised as workers, will abuse decline.
A Singapore couple were jailed in 2017 for starving their Filipino domestic helper, who weighed just 29.4 kg.
Deputy minister Mohamed Hanipa Maidin says he will discuss the issue with the women, family and community development ministry.
NGO says the law should ensure that domestic workers get off-days, EPF, Socso, annual leave and sick leave like other workers in the country.
Authorities need to sit down with key players and come up with a way to tackle the abuse of foreign workers.
Following a ban imposed by the Philippine government on its citizens from working in Kuwait, the domestic workers from the Philippines who can no longer work there will be replaced by Ethiopians.
NGO chief Glorene Das says a similar method was introduced in 2011 but failed as it was not properly monitored.
Officials from ministry which partially funded the film that premiered last month, said they hope the story can serve as a deterrent.
Saying such a measure will be bad for both countries, the deputy prime minister adds he will meet with Indonesia’s manpower minister to seek a solution.
We learn moral values in school and attend places of worship, but we need to stop mistreating those who depend on us for their livelihoods.
Human rights group says Federal Court commuting death sentence and imposing of new 10-year jail term on lesser charge is distressing.
First batch of domestic workers to arrive in June, following discussions between the two governments, Khmer Times reports.
NGO's executive director Glorene A Das says separate legislation for domestic helpers is needed to protect their labour rights and to prevent an increase in abuse.
He says only Indonesia and the Philippines insisted on a minimum wage for their maids.
Writer calls for government to avoid disconnect that usually takes place between policy and implementation after proposal for direct recruitment from 9 countries.
Tenaganita executive director says government must ensure comprehensive policy development with bilateral agreements instead of MoUs.
Bar Council calls on the government to give these workers key labour rights, adding that they are not 'second-class workers'.
Domestic workers, including Malaysian maids, are recognised as "domestic servants" under the Employment Act 1955 but are denied their labour rights , says Malaysian Bar
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