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Making domestic work decent work in South Africa2 July 2021
Convention No. 189 defines domestic work as work performed in or for a household or households, within an employment relationship and on an occupational basis.
While progress has been made in legal coverage of domestic workers, these legal rights have not yet become a reality for most domestic workers across the globe. There remain significant decent work deficits in the areas of working time, wages and social security.
South African domestic worker Florence Sosiba shares her experience representing the rights of domestic workers in her country.