Hong Kong: May Day Rally for Adoption of ILO Convention on Domestic Workers
- Hong Kong: May Day Rally for Adoption of ILO Convention on Domestic Workers
- Every year on May Day, domestic workers join HKCUT rally. 2011 May day is a special May Day for us. One month later, member states of International Labour Organization (ILO) will vote at the 100th session of International Labour Conference on the adoption of an ILO convention on domestic workers. This will be the first time that domestic workers are declared internationally as workers. We should enjoy labour rights and should be treated equally with other workers.
- May 01, 2011 (Universal / UTC0)
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HONG KONG -
We, Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions, FADWU, bringing together local and migrant domestic workers with different nationalities, are dancing, singing, chanting slogans and marching from Victoria Park to Central Government Office. What's more, we are unfurling a giant apron at Victoria Park.
The apron is made up of 3,500 patches sewed together by Asian Domestic Workers Network (ADWN). Each patch carries a voice of domestic worker from 3 Asian countries, India, Indonesia and Hong Kong. They all call for an ILO convention on domestic workers and decent work -- fair income, security, social protection, freedom, equal treatment and human dignity.
Decent Work for Domestic Workers - Adopt an ILO convention on Domestic Workers
Equal Treatment to us!
Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU)