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Home-based Worker News 11 August 2013

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(English) INDIA. Hry spells out criteria for people under Food Security Scheme. Hindustan Times (11 August 2013). Similarly, occupationally vulnerable households except government employees such as, rag-pickers, domestic workers, street vendors, hawkers, home-based workers, artisans, handicrafts workers, tailors and those having no income from any source would also be automatically covered. PHILIPPINES. Pampanga town mayor… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 28 July 2013

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Home-based workers

(English) PAKISTAN. “Mission possible: Push to brighten worker’s day.” The Express Tribune News  (27 July  2013) by Rabia Razzaque. Efforts must continue to promote the registration of workers in trade unions and improve the functioning of the Workers Welfare Fund with the issuance of labour cards. Home-based workers, domestic workers, farm workers and peasants should… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 14 July 2013

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(English) INDIA. “Invisible Women Home-based Workers Slum It Out In Big Cities.” Kashmir Times (14 July 2013) by Shalini Sinha. Farida sits in a dimly lit corner of her small two-room house in a slum in East Delhi doing embroidery work for one of the largest retailers in the world. She gets a fraction of… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News June 30 2013

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(English) INDIA. “My home, my industry.” The Hindu Business Line (27 June 2013) by Shalini Sinha. The country has countless home-based women workers in activities ranging from carpet weaving, food processing and garment stitching to assembling micro-electronics and automobile parts. In fact, 25 per cent of female urban workers and 12 per cent of all… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News June 9 2013

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(English) INDIA. “Study on cash transfers shows the poor spend on schooling, health.” Times of India (5 June 2013) by Rukmini Shrinivasan. A year-and-a-half-long experiment with universal unconditional cash transfers by SEWA and Unicef in 22 Madhya Pradesh villages has shown that the poor use cash for better schooling, health and food. GLOBAL. “Multinationals Turn… Read more »