Domestic workers launch MY FAIR HOME CAMPAIGN
As the world is today commemorating the international Domestic Workers day, one of the organizations which advocates for the rights of such workers has asked employers in the country to respect the rights of all commercial and Allied workers.
Speaking at the launch of the “MY FAIR HOME” campaign in Blantyre Vice president for Commercial Industrial and Allied workers Union, Zione Manjawira said employers should learn to respect the domestic workers who have been subjected to numerous challenges in the past.
“lack of proper communication between the workers and their employers is one of the problems that is fuelling challenges which the domestic workers face,” said Manjawira.
She has pleaded with the employers to allow the workers join unions.
Speaking on behalf of her fellow domestic workers Josephine Mtimaukanena hailed the union for launching the campaign which she said will help both the employer and the employees to know their rights and responsibility which will also help to create a conducive working environment.
“It is time employers and the general public started respecting the rights of a domestic worker,” Mtimaukanena said.
She has therefore called on other domestic workers to join the union so that they will be properly presented in courts when their rights have been infringed.
Speaking on behave of the Blantyre District commissioner Maxton Likoma said they are committed to help the union and the workers in the protection and promotion of their rights.