News

Date:
18 June 2017
Country:
Nepal
Title:
Undocumented, domestic helps mired in low wages, exploitation
Publication:
Kathmandu Post
Description:

Keshav Duwadi, secretary at the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT), said the organisation imparts “special training” to domestic workers on their wages and rights. For eight hours of work, the minimum wage for domestic workers should be Rs9,700 per month. There are approximately 67 million domestic workers worldwide and 41 million of them are employed in Asian countries. Nepal has around 200,000 domestic workers, according to GEFONT.

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