JAMAICA: The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has launched a media campaign aimed at engendering widespread support for the rights of #household
workers in #Jamaica
"What it means is that after we have ratified the #convention
we have to report to the #ILO
on what we have been doing; you cannot report and say that your laws are not supporting it, so what happens is that we have to ensure that the #laws
support the Convention, then we ratify it and then we ensure that everything is in order so that when we make the report, the laws are there to back up what we are doing," Errol Miller, Chief Technical Officer in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, said.
In the meantime, Executive Director of the Jamaica Household #Workers
Union Shirley Pryce said since last year her organisation has increased its #membership
from 1,200 to 3,600.
"... Today I can safely say to the world that in this workforce, the #domesticworker
is finally coming out of the shadows. We are now a force to be reckoned with worldwide. It is, therefore, a great opportunity to say to the Government of Jamaica to #ratify
the ILO Convention," Pryce said.