On August 11 and 19, the IUF-affiliates NUHPSW and HAPSSSA held two workshops in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, to promote the hotel housekeeping initiative as part of a women workers’ project.
Some 30 participants, female and male, attended the workshops to identify the problems facing workers in the hospitality industry. Body mapping activities clearly show how back pain, neck pain, waist and calf pain are the consequences of the job. Industrial cleaning detergents are also a huge risk in this sector.
Participants identified establish Health and Safety committees, the provision of adequate PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment) and a reduction in the number of rooms to be cleaned as key union priorities.