DoL to train domestic workers

DoL to train domestic workers
Avile Vitso addressing the gathering. (NP)
Correspondent Kohima, Jun 16 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/16/2019 11:21:13 AM IST

Department of Labour (DoL) is working to help the domestic workers in the state and in the process of equipping them with soft skill training in the coming days. 

This was disclosed by Assistant Labour Commissioner, Avile Vitso while addressing the culmination function of International Domestic Workers’ Week organized by Centre for Development Initiatives (CDI) and Ferrando Domestic Workers’ Alliance  (FDWA) under the theme “Unity is our goal: A just wage is our right: marching on to empower domestic workers” at Catholic Centre conference hall D block, here on June 15. 

She said that the minimum wage for the domestic workers (skilled and unskilled) have been enhanced and approved by the state cabinet.  

She therefore urged the domestic workers to unite themselves and get their due share from the government after fulfilling the require procedures. She also advised the domestic workers’ to be sincere and dutiful in their duty.

Speaking on the theme, SDPO North Kohima, Yambemo Humtsoe said domestic workers’ should unite themselves and work together with one mind, vision and goal. Acknowledging the contribution made by the domestic workers, he said no profession or work is too small and their work was crucial in the family. 

He also advised the workers to be sincere and faithful with their assigned duty. 

Highlighting the challenges they faced by them in their work place, he encouraged them to be trust worthy, dutiful and reliable persons. 

He also asked them to inform the police in the event of any ill treatment they received from their employers. 

Also, speaking in the programme, coordinator FDWA Kohima, Theresa Langhu said that the week-long observation have numerous advocacy programmes in the region through the 12 social work wings of the missionary sisters of Mary help of Christians. She said the observation covers various aspects relating to safeguarding the rights of domestic workers such as those of migrant workers, live in workers, regulation of private placement agencies and setting up of dispute settlement mechanisms like overtime compensation, weekly off, regular payment to domestic workers themselves, healthy and safe living and working environment.

She said Kohima town has identified more than 680 domestic workers and children in domestic work and only 350 domestic workers have registered in the organization.

Earlier, the programme chaired by Cerina Keduokhonuo Belho Women Help line Nagaland began with an invocation by Abel Lotha catechist SFS parish Kohima. The programme was attended by members of FDWA Kohima, domestic workers, students, well wishers and others.   


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