www.domesticworkersunited.org

Founded in 2000, Domestic Workers United [DWU] is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in New York, organizing for power, respect, fair labor standards and to help build a movement to end exploitation and oppression for all. DWU is a proud founding member of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. DWU and its partners brought their power to bear in 2010 when the nation's first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights was passed in New York.

June 3, 2008

Message from Domestic Workers Union, Bangalore India

SALAAMS,GREETINGS AND ALL SOLIDARITY FOR THE FIRST EVER NATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKER CONGRESS!!!

INDIAN DOMESTIC WORKERS UNIONS ARE INSPIRED BY YOU ALL AND WE HAVE MILES TO GO BEFORE WE REACH THE NATIONAL CONGRESS STAGE. OF COURSE AT VARIOUS LEVELS ,IN STATES EFFORTS ARE GOING ON ,BOTH AT THE GROUND LEVEL AS WELL AS AT THE LOBBYING LEVEL. BOTH PATRIARCHAL AND FEUDAL ATTITUDES AND MINDSETS ARE BIG BLOCKS IN OUR COUNTRY.THE SOCIAL HIERARCHIES OF CASTE AND OCCUPATION,IN THE MINDS OF BOTH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES REMAIN MAJOR STUMBLING BLOCKS. ALSO VARIOUS STRATEGIES ARE BEING WORKED OUT AT THE SOCIAL LEVEL FOR DIGNITY AND RECOGNITION!!
SO ALL COMRADES,OUR HEARTS AND IN SPIRIT WE ALL ARE WITH U. SEND US THE REPORTS AND ALL THE BEST,EVERY SUCCESS........
IN SOLIDARITY AND LETS DREAM OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

GEETA MENON,KARNATAKA DOMESTIC WORKERS UNION.BANGALORE INDIA

4 comments:

Lorna said...

Dear Geeta:
Not sure if this blog is still running.
What are your most recent initiatives? What are your greatest needs? I ask because I have a deep concern about the situation faced by domestic workers and would like to help.
Warmly,
Lorna

Dr.M.Madhu said...

I am a researcher working on “Women in Urban Informal Sector: A Study of Domestic Workers in Bangalore City”. I need information relating to this section and also wantd to meet you discuss the same.
Thank you

Dr.M.Madhumathi

Dr.M.Madhu said...

I am a researcher working on “Women in Urban Informal Sector: A Study of Domestic Workers in Bangalore City”. I need information relating to this section and also wantd to meet you to discuss the same.
Thank you

Dr.M.Madhumathi

Editor, SRC on child labour said...

Hello Madam Geetha,

This is Mr. B.V. Kishore Kumar from the State Resource Centre on Child Labour, Department of Labour. I came across to see an article published in The Hindu, dt. 13.06.2010, (the weblink is http://www.hinduonnet.com/2010/06/13/stories/2010061359150400.htm). I would like to know more about the news and the girl. I am working as the E-journal Editor for SRC. Can you please let me know where and how to access you.