Sudden rise in Domestic Workers that are still deprived of basic rights:ILO - January 9, 2013

Domestic Workers have risen globally from 33.2 million in 2010 to 52.6 million in 2012, a 60 % jump in mere 2 years.

Domestic Workers have risen globally from 33.2 million in 2010 to 52.6 million in 2012, a 60 % jump in mere 2 years. They make up to 3.6% of all workers and 7.5% of women in the workforce. The tally excludes domestic workers below the age of 15. The ILO report says that the Middle East and the countries in the Asia-Pacific have weak labour rights and that they are exploited to unacceptable levels.

Source: www.financialexpress.com, January 9, 2013. “Number of domestic workers surges 60 per cent in 15 years: ILO”

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