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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Domestic Workers
United Arab Emirates Shaikh Khalifa approves law on domestic workers. Gulf News . (26 September 2017)
By Salama, Samir.

Law stipulates essential working conditions for domestic workers, including a regular weekly day off.

The need to fix minimum wages for domestic workers was stressed at a meeting on their rights that was held here on Wednesday.

Philippines United Arab Emirates UAE, Philippines sign memorandum on recruiting domestic workers. Gulf News . (17 September 2017)

The UAE and Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.

Singapore NTUC launches fund to provide aid to domestic workers. Channel News Asia . (15 September 2017)

The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) on Friday (September 15) launched a new welfare fund to provide aid to domestic workers.

Singapore Employer fined S$15,000 for not paying domestic worker's salary. Channel News Asia . (13 September 2017)

A Singaporean woman has been fined S$15,000 after being convicted of not paying her maid's salary for about a year, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Wednesday (Sep 13).

Namibia Union Endorses New Minimum Wage for Domestic Workers. All Africa . (12 September 2017)
By Katjangua, Ngaevarue.

The Namibia Domestic and Allied Workers Union has welcomed government's new mandatory minimum wage for domestic workers, effective from 1 October.

Myanmar Yangon government on alert for abuse of domestic workers. Myanmar Times . (8 September 2017)
By Htwe, Zaw Zaw.

"We need a law to protect workers' rights such as wages, holidays, working hours, etc. But, we [the regional government], have no authority to make laws. Thus, I would like to ask the Union ministries to enact the required law," Minister U Zaw Aye Maung said at the meeting.

By Blundy, Rachel.

Campaigners urge minimum pay increase from HK$4,310 to HK$5,500 per month.

South Africa Minimum wage for domestic workers may see some out of jobs. Daily News . (31 August 2017)
By Masuku, Sne.

A few employers of domestic workers in Durban and surrounding areas have predicted that the national minimum wage would force them to do their domestic chores themselves.

Saudi Arabia Saudi introduces minimum salary requirements for domestic worker hiring. Gulf Business . (29 August 2017)

Citizens and residents will now have to prove they can afford domestic help.