KARNATAKA, India – There are more than 4 million domestic workers in India, many of whom face poor conditions and daily abuse. But in 2012, in the city of Karnataka, Nisha Mathews set up a union to help domestic workers fight for better pay and conditions. So far, the union has secured a minimum wage, pensions and insurance for domestic workers in the state. Mathews also set up a home where children who are forced into domestic work, or those who are rescued from being sold as slaves to other parts of India, can attend school.
Indian Domestic Workers Unionize to Secure Their Rights
Nisha Mathews is a campaigner and hero to many women in Karnataka in India. She’s helped set up a union for domestic workers in the region, which today has more than 13,000 members.
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