The precarious status of domestic workers in Brazil

15th March 2018 Equal Times 0

With almost 7.2 million domestic workers, Brazil has ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 189, covering decent work for those carrying out domestic tasks in the home.

Bosnia’s last female miners

17th January 2018 Equal Times 0

As a result of gender equity in the workplace policies, the workplace has changed. The policies promote the notion that females are just as capable of performing the same tasks in the workplace as males and therefore they should also be fairly represented in all sectors of the economy including mining. But, this has come with its own challenges especially in mining.

100 Dead but no end in sight at Glebelands (Part 2)

6th December 2017 Vanessa Burger 0

Since the killing began in March 2014, 100 people have died in Glebelands Hostel-related violence – either violently from hitmen’s bullets; or more slowly, from stress-induced illnesses caused by the fear of living daily in the shadow death. With a death toll now reaching almost four times the number of people killed at Marikana – which evoked worldwide outrage, political humiliation, commissions of inquiry and support groups – it is instructive to reflect on the state and society’s response to Glebelands’ ongoing slaughter.