Worker, Helper, Auntie, Maid? : Working Conditions and Attitudes Experienced By Migrant Domestic Workers in Thailand and Malaysia.
Focuses on domestic workers – especially migrant domestic workers in Thailand and Malaysia that are practically often excluded from protection under labour law, social security, and clear terms of employment. Studies links between working conditions described by migrant domestic workers and employers’ attitudes towards the mentioned workers. Indicates different legislative controls for migrant worker in Thailand and Malaysia. Compares Thailand and Malaysia’s working environment for migrant domestic workers, covering employment relations in terms of written contract and emotional tie; working hours and limited autonomy for live-in migrant domestic workers; wage and social security; media coverage and public attitudes towards the migrant domestic workers.