Call for greater protection of domestic workers
The call comes from deputy general secretary of the Barbados Workers Union, Toni Moore, who says the Freundel Stuart administration needs to deliver on its commitment given in 2011 regarding C189.
She says the workers need to be better paid and protected, and once the convention is implemented they will be covered by several pieces of legislation including the Employment Rights Act and the Health and Safety law.
Apart from ensuring that domestic workers received a minimum wage, the convention also ensures that migrant workers have written contracts before they even come to Barbados to take up employment.
Moore made the comments at the BWU’s half yearly review conference held at Solidarity House yesterday.