Thirty-eight-year-old Kokeni Posanna of Jaina Village of Jagtial District in Telangana, went to the United Arab Emirates in 2018 to work as a cleaner. For the next one year and ten months, Posanna cleaned swimming pools and worked at landscaping gardens. His earnings were inconsistent; mostly, the salary never came on time, and on some months, it never came. The highest he could manage to send home to his wife and two children was a sum of Rs 16,000 during a month of his stay.
A lot of migrant workers lack basic social protection rights, said Vice President Myint Swe in his opening address the celebration of International Migrants Day at Myanmar International Convention Centre 2 in Nay Pyi Taw on December 18. "Migrants workers are beneficial for both the two countries involved. But there are a lot of migrant workers who receive little fundamental social protection. There are also those who do not get benefits though they pay for social security funds.
'Extension of social protection of migrant domestic workers in Europe' provides an introduction to the ILO's social security mandate and the EU's social security legal framework, exploring how each applies to migrant domestic workers. It also identifies challenges and good practices towards extending social protection to migrant domestic workers in national, bilateral, and multilateral contexts.
The CARICOM Agreement on Social Security was signed in Georgetown, Guyana on 1 March 1996 and came into effect on 1 April 1997. From this date persons can thus apply for benefits under the Agreement.
The Agreement isintended to protect CARICOM Nationals’entitlement to benefits and provide equality of treatment when moving from one country to another.