Protection for Overseas Domestic Workers
Amnesty UK are concerned about the government's decision to remove the substantive protections in the Overseas Domestic Worker visa (ODW visa) which came into effect from the 6th April 2012. Our group has written to the Secretary of State for the Home Department , Theresa May, asking the government to restore the protections that applied prior to these changes. It is claimed that the new scheme ties the domestic worker, usually women, to her employer whatever abuse, violence and exploitation they might be enduring. This will lead to increased occurrences of forced labour and slavery. Read the letter by following the link on this page, and feel free to download and sign yourself.