UASA is pleased to see that the Department of Employment and Labour’s is making progress with its endeavours to amend the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) to include domestic workers.
We feel this is a step in the right direction towards formalising the employer/employee relationship in terms of domestic workers and could pave the way for many other benefits that are afforded to full-time employees.
Domestic workers being recognised under COIDA means they can claim compensation for injuries or diseases sustained at work and for disabilities or death caused by such injuries.
UASA also welcomes that the department is working towards regulations that will benefit millions of domestic workers in South Africa, an industry that sometimes hides in plain sight.
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