Improving working conditions for domestic workers: organizing, coordinated action and bargaining
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The organization of domestic workers and their employers, and social dialogue, including collective bargaining, are key means of improving working conditions in a sector that is notoriously difficult to regulate.
The organization of workers and subsequent advancement of their collective interests through mutual insurance, collective bargaining and law and policy reform have always played a key role in affording workers labour protection.
In the domestic work sector, however, the relative isolation of the domestic workplace, the highly individualized employment relationship and, in some countries, the legal barriers have limited the ability of workers’ and employers’ organizations to represent collective interests.