The Jamaica Household Workers Association (JHWA) was established in 1991 to represent the needs and interests of household workers. Traditionally, household workers did not have an organized means of expressing the issues and problems facing them. The JHWA enabled them to bring their concerns both to the government and to the public’s attention for discussion and action.
In 2013, the JHWU evolved into the Jamaica Household Workers Union (JHWU) where the Union effectively advocates on behalf of the Household Workers sector and represents its members without going to the government if there are grievances.
Today, the Jamaica Household Workers Union (JHWU) has 6900 members and 13 chapters.
St. Elizabeth (2) – St. Ann (2) – St. Mary – Portland (2) – St. Thomas – Kingston (2) – St. Andrew – St. Catherine – Clarendon
The aim of the Jamaica Household Workers Union (JHWU) is to: