The Malaysian NGO calls for recognition of domestic workers as legitimate employees with all the rights and privileges thereof.
Tenaganita has accused the Malaysian government of condoning human rights violations against domestic maids by failing to recognise them as workers under the Employment Act and refusing to sign an international agreement for their protection.
The NGO's chief Irene Fernandez submitted 131,372 signed copies of a petition to the Human Resources Ministry that called on the government to recognise domestic work as legitimate employment and to ratify and implement the International Labour Organisation’s Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.
freemalaysiatoday. (May 16, 2013). Tenaganita: Domestic Workers are Not Slaves. Retrieved October 17, 2019, from EngageMedia Web site: https://www.engagemedia.org/Members/freemalaysiatoday/videos/tenaganita-domestic-workers-are-not-slaves.