Social Security of Domestic Worker, A Least Discussed Topic
Volume III, Issue II, 2020
Amongst all categories of the informal division, the stability and protection of indigenous workers form one of the most consequential provocations to labor laws. The implicit oppressiveness involved in the profession, along with the atypical variety of the work of domestic workers, makes them more vulnerable than other workers in the economy.
The complexities are correlated with the work being delivered within the household, originally for non-commercial intentions. The workspace is a private space, makes administration and implementation very finicky.
Domestic workers come from unprotected communities and underprivileged areas. The preponderance is poor, uneducated, untrained and does not recognize the metropolitan labor market. Their work is underrated, underpaid and inadequately monitored. Deficiency of decent wages, working conditions and defined work hours, brutality, exploitation, sexual harassment at workplace, deception at the hands of traffickers/employment agencies, driven migration, lack of welfare stratagems and lack of skill advancement avenues resulting in stagnation are some of the major issues that they face.
The lack of practical regulation and the notably relaxed nature of the services furnished by indigenous workers without any fundamental protection. In the event of any industrial uncertainty, they are willed at the commiseration of their employers. It is, therefore, quintessential to manifest a system of convivial security that can furnish sufficient protection to indigenous workers, with insignificant state involvement in the operations of the family.
This paper endeavors to provide ideas for such a scheme, which is revised to the eccentric aspects of domestic workers in India. It recognizes that widespread and remote schemes of the social security model insinuated are a decentralized model where social protection is blended with other important solicitudes such as merest wages, skill advancement, and heightening awareness and bargaining vigor of domestic workers. These suggestions have transpired after undertaking a study of subsisting judicial provisions for domestic workers in India and the most beneficial methods from numerous domains that have seen relative victories in rendering social security to indigenous workers.
Keywords: Domestic workers, social security, abuse of worker, stability of indigenous workers.