Kalayaan report increased abuse of domestic workers

Kalayaan report increased abuse of domestic workers

11 April 2014

The UK migrant domestic worker support group, Kalayaan, published a briefing paper during the course of the week to mark the second anniversary of the coalition government's axing of a domestic worker visa which had allowed this group of migrants to change employers.

The system which replaced of visa ties the worker to the employer who had orginally sponsored her entry into the country.

Kalayaan argues that two years on the effect of changing the visa is continuing to show up in reported incidents of abuse.  The organisation says that there is a need for urgent changes to the immigration rules to reinstate the original Overseas Domestic Worker (ODW) visa and its associated protections and for domestic workers who have entered with diplomatic employers to be granted the same right to change employers. Read Kalayaan's 'Still Enslaved' report