According to the Covid-19 report by IMECE Domestic Workers Union, a significant share of domestic workers have been laid off during the pandemic. Those who kept their jobs were forced to work overtime and were underpaid. In addition to house chores, workers were tasked with cooking, shopping, and childcare. Their workload increased while wages decreased.
IMECE’s Antalya regional leader, Minire İnal, said the following on how domestic workers experienced the pandemic:
“Those who were working on a monthly wage had to work 24/7. Those who lost their jobs almost starved.”