In India, the country with the world’s third-largest population, many migrant workers are struggling to earn their daily bread.
They are often paid very little for their work, with some even being forced to work on the streets for as little as $3 a day, according to a report by India’s largest labor organisation.
While there is no official definition of the term ‘migrant’, the term has been widely used to describe people who have come from abroad to work as domestic help.
It’s estimated that around half of the country’s 3.5 million migrant workers, or around one in five of the workforce, are unpaid.
This means that nearly half of India’s 3 million migrant workforce are unable to meet their basic needs, according the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
In India, migrant workers often work in restaurants, hotels, and retail establishments.
The ILO also estimates that at least 20% of the migrant workers work as maids, servants, and domestic help, according for the Centre for Development Studies.
While these workers often lack basic human rights, they can still work under the protection of law, as migrant workers can be legally employed by the government.
This is in contrast to countries like Bangladesh and Nepal where migrant workers face severe restrictions in accessing legal employment.
The World Bank has called India a ‘hotspot for labour exploitation’, and says that the country has one of the highest levels of forced labour in the world.
In India’s state of Maharashtra, for example, there are more than 3,000 migrant workers in state prisons, according of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
They are mostly employed as housekeepers, cooks, and cashiers, according a report in The Hindu newspaper.
While many migrant labourers have the right to work legally, there is little awareness of the rights of migrant workers and their rights to a living wage, as well as the conditions of employment.
The Indian government has yet to publish a specific wage threshold for migrant labourer in the country, but the ILO has suggested that migrant workers should receive a minimum of at least $8 per day.
According to the ILA, the minimum wage in India is $2.50 per day for the domestic helper, and $5.50 for the household worker.
While India’s minimum wage is higher than other countries, the government has not set a specific threshold for the minimum hourly wage.
It is estimated that some migrant workers receive less than the minimum minimum wage, with many workers in some of India ‘earning less than $1 per day’.
This is a situation that has led to migrant workers protesting and calling for higher wages.
The ILO says that migrant laboures are often left without basic necessities like food and shelter, which can lead to them suffering from hunger, and malnutrition.
This is compounded by the lack of legal employment in India.
For these reasons, the ILI has recommended that India’s government create a ‘living wage’ for migrant worker workers.
The wage should be set at a level that allows them to survive on basic food and other basic needs.
This would ensure that all migrant workers have access to decent living conditions, including a minimum wage.
India has set a minimum hourly rate of Rs. 1.90, but it has not yet implemented a minimum minimum living wage.
India is yet to implement a living wages law in the nation, and its implementation is likely to be delayed.