Migrant domestic workers ‘need jabs’

Labour rights advocates have urged the authorities to vaccinate migrant domestic helpers to protect households against Covid-19.

Adisorn Kerdmongkol, a member of the Migrant Network Group (MNG), told an online discussion organised by the House committee on labour on Monday that more than 100,000 migrant workers are registered as domestic helpers, but many contracted the virus from their employers only to find it used as grounds for their dismissal.

Once sacked, domestic helpers are in a difficult situation as there are few jobs for maids currently.