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Domestic Workers

Who is a domestic worker?

According to ILO convention No. 189; Migrant domestic workers (also known as foreign home care workers, foreign domestic workers, foreign domestic helpers, transnational domestic workers, foreign domestic employees, overseas domestic workers and domestic migrant workers) are, a person who is hired to carry out household chores in the employer’s home.

Do domestic workers have rights?

Yes, they have to Human rights just like any other person. According to UN: “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, without distinction as to race, colour, gender, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. All human rights, whether they are civil and political rights,…

How much is salary?

The salary is normally fixed between Uganda and foreign government. It differs from country to country. It must be in the employment contract.

If I am not paid salary what can I do?

Ask from the employer. If it fails report to your local or foreign office by the most appropriate means like phone. Salary should be paid according to the contract terms otherwise it’s a breach of contract.
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