Foreign domestic helpers queue up for Covid-19 tests in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang
Foreign domestic helpers queue up for Covid-19 tests in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang

Domestic workers lost far more jobs than others during Covid-19, ILO says

  • Many of the world’s 75.6 million domestic workers continue to work in poor conditions despite a 2011 convention entitling them to the same protections as other workers, the ILO says
  • The crisis has highlighted the urgent need to formalise domestic work to ensure their access to decent work, the ILO chief says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Foreign domestic helpers queue up for Covid-19 tests in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang
Foreign domestic helpers queue up for Covid-19 tests in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang
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