Suitable amendments may be made in 2012 in all the relevant legislations applicable to workers generally to explicitly include domestic workers and to enable their effective implementation and enforcement.

The legislations include, but are not limited to, the following: The Workmen’s Compensation Act 1923, The Trade Union Act 1926, The Payment of Wages Act 1936, The Minimum Wages Act 1948, The Maternity Benefit Act 1961, The Contract Labour (Regulation and. Abolition) Act, 1970. The Equal Remuneration Act 1976 , The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act 1979.

HMS, SEWA, INTUC launched together the “12 by 12” campaign in December 2012 (see coverage below) while others take part in the campaign too: BMS, AITUC, CITU, Domestic Workers Movement, Tamil Nadu DWs Trade Union, Sarv Shramik Sangh . Since then many actions and meetings have taken place focused on strengthening domestic workers rights in labour legislation (at district and state level) as the ratification of C189.