domestic labour


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domestic labour

work performed by household members for the benefit of the household (for example child rearing). It has been argued that since domestic labour ultimately benefits employers by preparing and sustaining a LABOUR FORCE, those performing it should be paid a WAGE.
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He observed to his father that he was then six-and-twenty, and that when he should start in the farming business he would require eyes in the back of his head to see to all matters--some one would be necessary to superintend the domestic labours of his establishment whilst he was afield.
Muscat : The owner of a domestic labour recruitment agency has been sent to prison for two months and fined by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP).
Child domestic labour is a clear violation of children rights guaranteed in UN Convention ratified by Pakistan in 1990, media was told.
He asked the provincial governments to legislate for the protection of basic rights of labour class especially domestic labour.
LAHORE: Child rights activists gathered at the Lahore Press Club to condemn child domestic labour and to express their resolve to hold a sustained campaign against the child abuse and other child rights violations.
And, most challenging of all, how will it actually intervene in the home-based and domestic labour sectors, which remain very much undocumented contributors to the country's GDP?
The meeting discussed means of promoting the bilateral relations in the field of labour between the two countries, the latest developments and reforms in Qatar and ways of developing the recruitment procedures of Indian labour in Qatar, especially technical and specialised employment, as well as domestic labour. The Indian delegation praised the great developments in Qatar in all fields and the new labour laws and reforms which they stressed will contribute to preserving the rights of all parties and enhancing confidence in the work environment in Qatar, because the reforms protect workers and reflect the keenness of the State of Qatar on the rights of workers of all categories.
The meeting discussed the ways to promote bilateral relations in the field of labour between the two countries, the latest developments and reforms in Qatar, and the ways of developing the recruitment procedures of Indian workers in Qatar, especially technical and specialised employment as well as domestic labour. The Indian delegation praised the developments in Qatar in all fields as well as the new labour laws and reforms, which they stressed would contribute to preserving the rights of all parties and enhancing confidence in the work environment in Qatar, because the reforms protect workers.
Child domestic labour remained a serious issue in the outgoing year 2018 and child rights workers and volunteers hope the coming year 2019 would bring some good news for the young ones who are forced to work at homes as domestic workers.
Valerie Khan, a French-Pakistan activist working for women/children's rights and Chairperson of Acid Rights Victims, while talking to Gulf News said lawmakers and courts must understand that child domestic labour (CDL) was a form of modern slavery which is forbidden under the Constitution of Pakistan and said rights of domestic workers as a whole needed to be upheld.
Her most recent publication is "The Kitchen Maid as Revolutionary Symbol: Paid Domestic Labour and the Emancipation of Soviet Women, 1917-1941," in The Palgrave Handbook on Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union, edited by Melanie Ilic (2018), 83-100.
If this all sounds a bit incredulous to mothers who are still doing the bulk of domestic labour, my Austrian colleagues suggest that we remember that this trend towards men doing more domestic labour only applies to families where both parents are fully employed, and younger in age.

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