The Cambodian Working Group for Domestic Workers (CWGDW) released a Call to Action for the governments of Malaysia and Cambodia to act expeditiously to enact effective protection measures for domestic workers, including ratifying ILO 189: Decent Work for Domestic Workers.
Together with more than 60 Cambodian and international human rights groups and trade unions World Solidarity calls on Cambodia and Malaysia to reach a bilateral agreement that would guarantee strong labor rights and working conditions for Cambodian maids employed in Malaysia."The time is ripe for the Cambodian and Malaysian governments to take measures to ensure the rights of domestic workers, including a decent minimum wage, and define the rights and responsibilities of domestic workers, employers and recruitment agencies," the Cambodian Working Group for Domestic Workers said in a statement. The groups want both governments to reach an agreement that would protect the rights of Cambodian maids in accordance with the International Labor Organization (ILO)'s Convention Concerning Decent work for Domestic Workers, which was adopted last year.
Read the call for action here.