Domestic workers’ study circle forms a choir!
July 2014: The study circle project is helping union members to become better organisers:
The domestic workers’ study circle formed a choir and they organised a programme to celebrate the third anniversary of the ILO convention for domestic workers – Convention 189 – on the 16th June 2014.
16 June 2015: Coming together on Youth Day (South Africa) and International Domestic Workers’ Day (global)
Study circles are being developed by members looking at skills for waste pickers, youth and community food gardens, organising migrant workers, building community solidarity, building choir membership. On this day the domestic workers’ study circle performed the workers’ drama play they developed as part of organising. During the play, they meet Malawian domestic workers socialising at the park. They ask permission to join them and they explain that unity between domestic workers, male or female, South African or Malawian (in this case) is the objective of the union, “we are all human beings, we are all workers”!