Committee for the Advancement of the Rights of Domestic Workers
Organization profile published 1981
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2352
The Committee for the Advancement of the Rights of Domestic Workers (CARDWO) is a recently-formed group of Filipino domestic workers and their supporters.
Abstract: The Committee for the Advancement of the Rights of Domestic Workers (CARDWO) is a recently-formed group of Filipino domestic workers and their supporters. CARDWO bases its actions on the following principles. First, the group espouses the right of domestic workers to organize to stop the exploitation of domestics. Second, CARDWO promotes an understanding of why domestics come to Canada, what it is in this type of work which causes exploitation and what the role of Canadian employment and immigration laws are as they affect domestics. Third, members of CARDWO wish to join with fellow domestics from other countries in raising these issues and seeking solutions. Finally, the group opposes discrimination in terms of labour status and advocates equal rights for all Canadian workers.
CARDWO's actions to date have included information, support and legal assistance to individual domestic workers, articles in the Canadian Filipino press, public meetings, and a letter campaign focused on improved immigration rights.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.