Government plans policy for domestic workers
Posted Monday, February 11 2013 at 02:00
Government is in the process of establishing a policy and legal framework to address the plight of domestic workers in the country, a minister has said.
Under the arrangement, government will set up professional standards, a monitoring mechanism and develop an effective registration system for domestic workers.
State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Mr Mwesigwa Rukutana, said the move seeks to recognise domestic work as real work that demands rights. “We are taking a keen interest on all employment sectors but domestic workers have been left. Since majority are working under unsafe conditions, government is getting interested,” said Mr Rukutana, adding that a Cabinet paper has been approved.
He was speaking at the closure of training for recruitment agencies and informal agents for domestic workers, organised by Platform for Labour Action on Friday.