Cyprus -Abuse of domestic workers - November 4, 2012

A case of a Nigerian cleaning woman has served to highlight the systemic symptoms of a deficient domestic workers employment system, geared towards protecting the employer and demeaning trafficking victims. According to a retired policeman who now works with the Cyprian Samaritans OFW Foundation Incorporation the call to the labour relations office provided a parody of a trial. After a domestic worker files a complaint against their employer, they have two choices until a final decision is made, go back to the employer they have accused to work, or sit and wait. They are not allowed to work elsewhere.

English:  http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/mercy-flawed-system/20121104

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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