Sadsawu says women desperate for work are being exploited
28 February 2012
The South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union said today that with the increasing number of desperate women joining the sector to make ends meet, are exploited by their employees.
According to the trade union, many factory workers who lost their jobs and school leavers are choosing to become cleaners to support their families.
Sadsawu’s Myrtle Witbooi urged all employers to adhere to labour laws.
Witbooi added that knowing these women are desperate, they do get exploited.
She said that because they need to provide for their families, they keep quiet and she thinks it’s wrong.
Witbooi said this makes them vulnerable in the workplace.