Zanzibar: CHODAWU'Z in Zanzibar National launching campaign
- Zanzibar: CHODAWU'Z in Zanzibar National launching campaign
- The objectives of these activities 1. Lobbying Government to ratify the convention 189 and domesticate 2. To promote decent work for the domestic workers through the media 3. To raise awareness and organized domestics workers to join membership in trade union CHODAWU "Z" 4. Domestic work to be recognized as decent job.
- May 28, 2015 to Jun 01, 2015 (Universal / UTC0)
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The regional report Two Unguja and Two in Pemba
UNGUJA: The National launching campaign to ratify C189 and to promote decent work for domestic workers was held in two region urban West and South region in Unguja was in Bwawani Hotel 28/5/2015 and 1/6/2015 was in Mkokotoni hall South region the campaign was opened by Ministry of labor Hon. Haroun Ali Suleiman with full participant of union stakeholders such as ZANEMA,ILO,POLICE,LOCAL GOVRNEMENT (SHEHA’S’),DISTRIC COMMISION, ZANZIBAR LEGAL CENTER ZLC, IDWF,DOMESTIC WORKERS,ZATUC,EMLOYMENT AGENCIES, LABOR INPECTORS, SOCIAL SECURITY (ZSSF), MEDIA.
And also there was a drama that sensitize the activities during the launch day they touched very important issues like the ratification of C189, the domestic labor agents, sexual harassment and the violence’s of human rights etc .The activities was successfully by 90% because the number of domestic workers that join in trade union CHODAWU’Z’ was increased since that day during the launch 28/5/2015. And the North region was successfully to 91% because the leader of the region promise to work with CHODAWU on the issue of domestic worker especially in his region concerning violence to domestic workers. He promised to take action once the employers mistreat the domestic workers in a bad way.
PEMBA: National launching campaign to ratify C189 and to promote decent worker was held in two region North and South region in Pemba was in Makonyo hall 15/6/2015 and 16/6/2015 was in Wini hall Wete South region. The campaign was opened by District Commission with participation of domestic workers, media and the union stakeholders.
Drama in Pemba Island. 33 DWs attended the workshop.
Domestic’s workers in Pemba are the most exploitative workers in both regions. This is contributed by the number of reasons such as poverty which goes down to the family level, poor policies including labor laws the growing up of the informal sector and declining of the formal sector, growth of un employment for youth and lack of social protection and security.
16/6/2015 was lucky day for CHOADAWU because it was a day of domestic workers and we were able talk with the domestic workers and shared their working experience in Pemba. They told us the major problems occurred at their workplace and most of them they don’t have a salary the only thing they get it’s only food and place to sleep because most of the domestic workers were relatives they as a socialized work.
68 domestic workers attended on June 16 event.
Source & Photos: lulu omar