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Domestic helps demand fixing of salary

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

On International Domestic Workers Day today, three organisations working for them demanded that fix the salary of domestic workers and take appropriate action for their protection.

The organisations -- Ferrando Domestic Workers Alliance, Centre for Development Initiative and National Domestic Workers Movement--- also sought their inclusion in welfare schemes.


They submitted a with other demands like a welfare board for domestic helps to the state after holding a conference on the plight of domestic workers.

Devi, who works as a domestic help in Kohima, said in the conference that domestic workers worked hard every day but their wage was paltry.

"It is difficult to sustain with Rs 2500 a month and that too was not paid in a timely manner," she said.

Domestic helps should be treated equally with other workers in the unorganised sector, she said adding that a fixed rate of salary was required so that "we also can lead a respectful life".

Advisor to Chief Minister for Labour Employment and Skill Development, Dr T M Lotha, said that there was no comprehensive, uniformly applicable, national legislation for domestic workers that guarantees fair terms of employment and decent working conditions.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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