Labour leaders demand end to violence against domestic helpsStaff Correspondent
Labour rights activists on Wednesday demanded quick approval of the Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy 2010 to ensure their rights and stop all forms of violence against them.
At a human chain, they also demanded recognition of domestic helps as labourers and exemplary punishment of those who tortured and murdered domestic helps in the country.
The Domestic Workers’ Rights Network, a coalition of trade unions and rights bodies, formed the human chain in front of the National Press Club in the capital.
Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad coordinator Wazedul Islam said a registration system was mandatory for domestic helps.
He said quick approval of the Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy 2010 was essential to ensure legal protection of the domestic workers and ensure exemplary punishment of the torturers and killers.
Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik Jote president Shirin Akhter, Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies assistant executive director Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmed and labour leader Abul Hossain also spoke at the human chain.
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