Today is Anti-slavery Day and we take this opportunity to highlight that slavery is very much alive in the life of Migrant Domestic Workers here in the UK. Watch four members of The Voice of Domestic Workers Mimi, Marilyn, Joy, Yolly including Marissa review the film ''MAID'', on Netflix is based on the best-selling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land. The series highlights the injustices, hoop jumping and gaps in the social care system, poor work and living condition and Domestic Violence. How Domestic Workers relayed their own experiences and story through the film.
''Opportunity is for the hardworking people, if you work hard, you get what you want''. But reality is people do work hard but its not being paid enough. How people undermined cleaning job that this job didn't matter when this is everything to the life of a Domestic Worker. Domestic Worker visibility is based on when domestic workers made mistake and not because for a job well done. How everybody actually relied on the hardworking poor workers from cleaning, Nannies, carer, drivers, hotel cleaners, farm workers etc. that without these workforce how everybody could eat and go to work? Government make decision without even looking at the actual problem and condition of workers.
There is on-going New Immigration Plan and one of this is Nationality and Borders Bill . Campaigners and The Voice of Domestic Workers are opposing this Bill and the plan to amend the Modern Slavery Act. The National Referral Mechanism is the only available option for migrant domestic workers (mdws) when Government removed rights of mdws in 2012. and refugees and asylum seekers who are potential victim of modern slavery and trafficking.
Join us on October 20, 4.30 PM Parliament Square.