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London, 01/04/2014. Today, campaigners from Unite the Union, Justice for Domestic Workers (J4DW) and Kalayaan delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street. From the press release of the organisers: <<Campaigners from Unite, Justice for Domestic Workers and Kalayaan will hand in hundreds of signed postcards to 10 Downing Street tomorrow (Tuesday, 1 April) demanding the Prime Minister reinstate basic rights for migrant domestic workers (MDW) and end to this modern day form of slavery. Despite strong opposition from charities and unions the government, in April 2012, the government abolished the rights of MDWs to change employer once they are in the UK. Under the terms of the new ‘tied visa’, overseas domestic workers cannot legally leave their employer and find new work, meaning thousands of workers being trapped. Two years on, thousands migrant domestic workers have found themselves being tied to their employer, being abused and exploited with no redress living with the added fear of deportation if they speak out […]>>.<br />
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For more information please click here: http://www.j4dw.org/ & http://www.kalayaan.org.uk/
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London, 01/04/2014. Today, campaigners from Unite the Union, Justice for Domestic Workers (J4DW) and Kalayaan delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street. From the press release of the organisers: <<Campaigners from Unite, Justice for Domestic Workers and Kalayaan will hand in hundreds of signed postcards to 10 Downing Street tomorrow (Tuesday, 1 April) demanding the Prime Minister reinstate basic rights for migrant domestic workers (MDW) and end to this modern day form of slavery....
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