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Behind closed doors: Filipina workers trapped by the pandemic

Sarah Best

10th February 2021

This episode from Today in Focus examines the impact of the pandemic on Filipino women working as domestic helpers in the UK.

Approximately one third of citizens from the Philippine's work in 'elementary jobs' including domestic work, and a significant number of which work in the UK often for wealthy families. This episode includes an interview with Mimi who is one of these women working in London, she earns £5 an hour working full time for one family.

The pandemic has resulted in many domestic helpers taking on a greater level of work including assisting with home schooling while others have lost their jobs.

This episode could be used for Global Development.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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