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  • Organisation

    The Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a registered Non-Government Organization founded in 2000 by a group of three female activists due to the absence of a voice to advocate for the rights of vulnerable and marginalised workers. The Organisation provides specific intervention to promote and protect the rights of undocumented women, youth and children in the informal sector.

    Platform for Labour Action advocates for the revision of the minimum wage. The Organisation has been successful in influencing the Ministry of Gender, labour and Social Development to make pronouncements that domestic workers will soon have a standardised employment contract.

    Part of their advocacy work for the Expansion of the Senior Citizens Grant in Uganda resulted into the Government of Uganda taking a decision to roll out the Senior Citizens Grants to an additional 40 districts over the next 5 years. This informed and shaped the National Social protection Policy which was approved in March 2016.

    • Organisation

      The Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a registered Non-Government Organization founded in 2000 by a group of three female activists due to the absence of a voice to advocate for the rights of vulnerable and marginalised workers. The Organisation provides specific intervention to promote and protect the rights of undocumented women, youth and children in the informal sector.

      Platform for Labour Action advocates for the revision of the minimum wage. The Organisation has been successful in influencing the Ministry of Gender, labour and Social Development to make pronouncements that domestic workers will soon have a standardised employment contract.

      Part of their advocacy work for the Expansion of the Senior Citizens Grant in Uganda resulted into the Government of Uganda taking a decision to roll out the Senior Citizens Grants to an additional 40 districts over the next 5 years. This informed and shaped the National Social protection Policy which was approved in March 2016.

    • Project

      Ending Exploitation and Abuse of Youth & Female Domestic Workers project promotes decent work for domestic workers in Uganda. This is through influencing legal and policy reforms in the domestic work sector, strengthening networks of domestic workers that are able to demand improved working conditions and increasing awareness for domestic workers and employers of domestic workers at the workplace.

      According to the Uganda National Employment policy 2011, Domestic workers (DW) are among the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in Uganda that need protection. Moreover, the Employment Act 2006 further exposes Domestic workers to conditions of abuse and exploitation by failing to regulate recruitment and employment of Domestic workers.

      According to a study by Platform for Labour Action (PLA) in 2017, 93% of domestic workers are female and the majority of Domestic Workers at 65% are youths primarily from rural areas which exacerbate DWs vulnerabilities. The invisible and hidden nature of domestic work makes the DWs prone to abuses and marginalisation.

  • Project

    Ending Exploitation and Abuse of Youth & Female Domestic Workers project promotes decent work for domestic workers in Uganda. This is through influencing legal and policy reforms in the domestic work sector, strengthening networks of domestic workers that are able to demand improved working conditions and increasing awareness for domestic workers and employers of domestic workers at the workplace.

    According to the Uganda National Employment policy 2011, Domestic workers (DW) are among the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in Uganda that need protection. Moreover, the Employment Act 2006 further exposes Domestic workers to conditions of abuse and exploitation by failing to regulate recruitment and employment of Domestic workers.

    According to a study by Platform for Labour Action (PLA) in 2017, 93% of domestic workers are female and the majority of Domestic Workers at 65% are youths primarily from rural areas which exacerbate DWs vulnerabilities. The invisible and hidden nature of domestic work makes the DWs prone to abuses and marginalisation.

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