For Hong Kong’s Domestic Workers During Covid, Discrimination Is Its Own Epidemic

The government has repeatedly singled out the city’s poor migrant workers as “high risk” for the coronavirus, though actual infection rates are low.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #disease-rates, #domestic-service, #foreign-workers, #hong-kong, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #vaccination-and-immunization

Domestic Workers in the Gulf Open Up About Labor Conditions on Tiktok

Foreign employees in wealthy households — most of them women — have been using the video-sharing app to bring abuses to light.

#domestic-service, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #middle-east, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

19th-Century Cleaning Tips for the Modern Era

Just in time for spring cleaning, a conservation group in England has delved into the past for how to clean in the present.

#domestic-service, #england, #english-heritage, #great-britain, #sustainable-living, #swindon-england

Preta Rara: The Brazilian Maid-Turned-Star Who’s Taking on Racism

Joyce Fernandes was a third-generation maid — until an employer caught her reading a book. Now a rapper, author and TV host, she is spurring “uncomfortable” conversations on race.

#black-people, #brazil, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #domestic-service, #fernandes-joyce-preta-rara, #rap-and-hip-hop, #television, #writing-and-writers

Hong Kong’s Three Week Quarantine Frustrates Travelers

Hong Kong’s abrupt new entry requirement — which has shaken travelers, domestic workers, airlines and hotels alike — stands out for its length and has been questioned by scientists.

#domestic-service, #hong-kong, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

Biden’s Plan for Seniors Is Not Just a Plan for Seniors

The incoming administration aims to tackle child care, elder care, preschool and more in one ambitious aid program.

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Housekeepers Face a Disaster Generations in the Making

Ghosted by their employers, members of the profession are facing “a full-blown humanitarian crisis — a Depression-level situation.”

#bronx-nyc, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #domestic-service, #economic-policy-institute, #harris-kamala-d, #poo-ai-jen, #race-and-ethnicity

Nannies Wanted: Covid-19 Antibodies Preferred

During the pandemic, caregivers are being asked to do more than ever, from cleaning and cooking to teaching algebra.

#antibodies, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #domestic-service, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

For Nannies, Both a Job and a Family Can Abruptly Disappear

Nannies are often told they’re like members of the families they work for, but during a pandemic, they can be let go rather quickly.

#child-care, #domestic-service, #labor-and-jobs, #nannies, #unemployment

In Mexico, ‘Roma’ Lit a Fire for Workers’ Rights

A role in Alfonso Cuarón’s film showed me how art can provide a voice for the disenfranchised.

#discrimination, #domestic-service, #mexico, #movies, #roma-movie

I’m a Domestic Worker Who Was Fired Because of the Coronavirus

Domestic workers need your help. And you need ours.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #domestic-service, #federal-taxes-us, #food, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #miami-fla, #national-domestic-workers-alliance, #paid-time-off, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #wages-and-salaries

‘Plz Cancel Our Cleaning’: Virus Leads Many to Cast Aside Household Help

One family laid off its nanny but wondered if she would video chat with the children for free. Across the country, undocumented household workers are being cast out with little help.

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