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Jamaica: ​Jamaica Household Workers' Union (JHWU)

by IDWFED published Sep 20, 2014 06:50 PM
JHWU is a non-government, non-partisan, voluntary organization that was established in 1991 to represent the needs and interest of household workers.
Street Address 4 Ellesmere Road Kingston 10, Jamaica
Phone Number +1 876-9062849
Fax Number
Email [email protected]
Type Worker Association
Number of Male Members
Number of Female Members
Members Pay Fees
Maintains Register of Fees Paid
Year Established 1991


Jamaica Household Workers' Union (JHWU) is a member of the Association of Women’s Organization in Jamaica (AWOJA) and works in collaboration with other women’s organization.

The aim of the JHWU is to:

  • Ensure fair and just working conditions and wages for household workers
  • Protect the rights of women who provide domestic service
  • Provide skills training in household Management
  • To empower its members in achieving their goals on the job and personal


The JHWU evolved out of a series of training and workshops that were sponsored by the Bureau of Women’s Affairs in 1990. Over 175 household workers attended, many of whom came together to form this independent Association of household workers.

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