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Domestic Labour Rights Belongs to Her if Domestic Labour Belongs to Her-Kind: a Situational Analysis of the Domestic Workers in West Bengal

Author : Ms . Ayshi Banerjee 1 Mr Subrata Kar 2

Date of Publication :20th May 2017

Abstract: Domestic Labour in India has not been recognised as a form of work and has neither been considered under Labour laws. The work involving care in the private sphere of home has been feminized . Thus female domestic workers face an array of problems due to non-recognition as labour.The Paper expounds on the situation of domestic workers and their condition of work in West Bengal and thus suggests why we need National and not state wise legislations for the welfare of domestic workers and that India needs to urgently ratify the 189th Convention of ILO.

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