Cape Town – Domestic worker unions and allies have rallied against their exclusion from social protection and compensation for occupationally acquired Covid-19 claims.

The SA Domestic Service and Allied Workers’ Union, the United Domestic Workers of SA, and informal worker organisations said they had launched an online petition addressing all aspects pertaining to the recognition of domestic workers as full employees who deserve social protection under the Compensation for Occupational Injury and Disease Act, 130 of 1993 (Coida).