With level six water restrictions in place in Cape Town, businesses and households have to tighten up their water consumption. This is in all areas, including housework
When it comes to domestic workers using less water to clean, Nora Juries General Secretary at Domestic Workers Union says this is something all domestic workers know how to do.
You must understand that we are coming from a very far history. People know how to handle water, because it wasn't easy in those years. So we still have that historical background of how to use water before each and every house had a tap.— Nora Juries General Secretary at Domestic Workers Union
I think that with quite a lot of domestic workers, if you communicate with them the right way, they will understand because it is part of their historical background.— Nora Juries General Secretary at Domestic Workers Union
Juries says that she and others in the Domestic Workers Union are also communicating these practices to domestic workers.
She adds that water saving practices is something that domestic workers understand as they practice it in their own homes.
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