The Pretoria High Court has ruled that domestic workers are eligible to claim from the Compensation Fund if they are injured or contracts a disease at their place of work. The news sparked quite the reaction and we took a look at some of our readers' views on the matter.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that domestic workers will now be able to claim for injuries sustained at work, as ruled by the Pretoria High Court.
If the domestic worker dies while on duty, the family would then be allowed to claim. The Department of Labour has to establish the conditions in which a domestic worker is eligible to benefit from the compensation fund.
The post gathered an overwhelming reaction and we took a look at some of our readers' comments.
Kamogelo Mc Pooe commented: "#Recognition. At Least We're Going Somewhere."
Able Shimu added: "There's going to be lots of domestic accidents going forward."
Artwell Mamogwa wrote: "Always promising but no action."
Kelvin Jacobs said: "Good! Our sisters and mothers at times gets attacked by owners' vicious dogs."
Madadzha Thurdius wrote: "Since Mr Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa is our President things are changing everyday.I like the spirit."
S MafLosi Bontshi added: "Good work, our Parents can benefit from injuries sustained at work."
Bhut'Bhekani BK Ntuli commented: "They're about to be fired."
Thapelo Juluka Machaka said: "Good I support that."
Lena Nel Vosloo wrote: "Now more will lose jobs."
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