Victimizing Domestic Workers
The Last Post, vol. 6, no. 6

Year Published:  1978  
Pages:  3pp  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX979

This article chronicles the struggle of domestic immigrant women to Montreal.

Abstract:  This article chronicles the struggle of domestic immigrant women to Montreal. It provides a profile of two immigrant women who functioned as domestics for low pay during long hours. Domestic workers in Québec do not receive the minimum wage. Recently, the Parti Québecois' labour minister heard a brief from a women's organization known as Household Workers' Association. This group, composed largely of immigrants, wants an end to the exploitation of domestics. In its brief, HWA is demanding that domestic labour be included under the Minimum Wage Act, and that domestics be eligible for all workmen's benefits. Another demand is that employers be forced to sign a contract stipulating the hours of work, the nature of the tasks to be done, provision for days off and vacations, maternity and sick leave.

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