Domestic workers trained on labour policies

 Two rights organisations on Saturday trained 40 domestic workers working in Kathmandu on policies on domestic work and role of trade unions in attainment of their rights.

The Children and Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH) and the Home-based Trade Union Workers of Nepal (HUN) jointly organised the orientation programme at the National Labour Academy, Anamnagar.

General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions Deputy General Secretary Janak Chaudhary, CWISH Thematic Coordinator Yubaraj Ghimire and HUN General Secretary Sonu Danuwar had facilitated the orientation.

Chaudhary had informed workers about provisions of the Labour Act, gaps in the law and role of trade unions to fill those gaps.

Likewise, Ghimire had highlighted major provisions of the International Labour Organisation Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).

He was of the view that the Nepali government should ratify the Convention as soon as possible in order to protect human rights of over 200,000 domestic workers here.

Danuwar began her session by sharing her experience as a domestic worker and informed the participants about the current labour rights movements being carried out for domestic workers, in the nation and abroad.

Prior to the orientation event, the organisers had also jointly held a signature campaign on March 8, demanding ratification and implementation of the Convention 189 among others.