A postcard campaign comprising 200 domestic workers from across the state on the occasion of International Domestic Workers Day was held at the Meightdoot Bhawan in the city. This was done under the initiative of Centre of Development Initiative (CDI) jointly with the Ferrando Domestic Workers Alliance and National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM).
Around a 1000 postcards demanding fixation of minimum wages for domestic workers, inclusion insocial security schemes and constitution of a domestic workers welfare board under the chairmanship of labour minister Assam were addressed to the Prime Minister NarendraModi, Chief Minister of the state, Sarbananda Sonowal, Labour Minister of the Centre Bandaru Dattareya, Labour Minister of the state Pallab Locahn Das alongwith a host of other policy makers concerning labour.
Noteworthy that the domestic workers were part of the awareness campaign that are organised in groups by CDI to ensure them their basic rights and train them in various vocations for their upliftment.
“We have organized this campaign to attract the attention of the concerned people regarding the plight of the domestic workers who form a major chunk of unorganized labour in the state,” said coordinator, Sr. Teresa, CDI.
The postcard campaign is a part of the weeklong awareness campaign to celebrate the International Domestic Workers Day which also saw a human chain by children against Child Labour on June 12th. This will be followed by a rally by the domestic workers in the city on June 16th.