The work done by domestic workers in our homes is the key to our sustenance.From cooking our meals to cleaning the mess,now that we do not have them,we perhaps must be realizing the value of the endless chores that we leave on the shoulders of workers in return of meager wages.
Now that our roads in lock down and the gates of our houses are latched tightly to protect us from intrusion of virus.The domestic workers who made our livable and our foods consumable are sadly without basic necessities to survive.
At the Paschim Banga Griha Paricharika Samiti the first domestic workers' union in West Bengal, where I work as a student social worker, there are many domestic workers who are stranded in their homes, without enough financial resources to buy basic food and other necessities.This donation drive aims at collecting Rs.500 for 100 domestic workers within the union, who our union leaders have identified as most vulnerable in the times of the pandemic.
I work with this union in capacity of a student social worker and the funds raised by me would be transferred to the union as the recipient to mobilize resources for the workers who need them. All evidence will be collected and shared.