Make my workplace safe: our key demands for better working conditions
By exposing unsafe workplaces and work practices – including room quotas – and linking this to the precarious employment (outsourcing and casualization) of housekeepers, the Global Housekeeping Campaign has stimulated and encouraged many unions to begin organizing housekeeping staff or to rebuild union membership in housekeeping.
International labour standards on occupational safety and health and national health and safety laws which are compliant with these standards place the responsibility for providing safe and healthy workplaces on the employer through the employer’s general duty to provide their employees with a safe place of employment. It is employers’ responsibility to ensure that hotel housekeepers have safe and decent working conditions.
To support the initiative, the secretariat has produced a leaflet which sets out the key demands to ensure that hotel housekeepers can enjoy a safe workplace.
Click to download the leaflet and other campaign material.