History and struggle of domestic workers in South Africa fighting for their rights to be included in COIDA
November 6, 2019
Watch this video to learn why and how domestic workers fighting for their rights to be included in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) and what progress has been made.
Domestic workers have historically been at the heart of reproductive labour required by society and the economy. The vast majority of domestic workers are women and their labour remains grossly undervalued. They have been part of struggles for several decades in South Africa to secure worker rights and while being conditionally included in the LRA and Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), they still remain excluded from the protection of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA).