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Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Story Mexico: SINACTRAHO begins a collective contract campaign by IDWFED — last modified Jul 25, 2017 06:21 PM
SINACTRAHO begins a collective contract campaign and it made a history.
Affiliate audio/x-realaudio Niger : Syndicat National des Travailleurs des Hotels, Bars, Restaurants et Assimiles du Niger (SYNTHOBRA) by IDWFED — last modified Jul 21, 2017 03:08 PM
Niger: Syndicat National des Travailleurs des Hotels, Bars, Restaurants et Assimiles du Niger (SYNTHOBRA)
Campaign Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention by IDWFED — last modified Jul 26, 2017 01:35 PM
From 2017 to 2020, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is working towards a standard on "ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work", through what is known as a "standard-setting" process. The eventual standard(s) adopted by the ILO may be a binding instrument, known as a Convention; non-binding guidance, known as a Recommendation; or a Convention accompanied by a Recommendation.
Story Spain: Grupo Turin delivered 100,000 signatures urging for ratification of C189 by IDWFED — last modified Jul 14, 2017 05:33 PM
On July 13, the Grupo Turin delivered 100,000 signatures collected to the Ministry of Employment and Social Security collected online.
Story India: A domestic worker was allegedly beaten up by her employer, leading to protests by her villagers by IDWFED — last modified Jul 17, 2017 05:51 PM
Residents of an apartment complex in Noida woke up to a riot-like situation on Wednesday morning, when a mob stormed its gates and vandalised the premises alleging that one of its residents had assaulted a domestic worker.
Nepal: HUN second congress and new leaders are elected Jul 08, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Nepal,by IDWFED
It was held at the Bagbazzar Hotel, Hardik in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Namibia: NDAWU Shop-stewards training on conditions of employment and dispute resolutions from Jul 01, 2017 08:00 AM to Jul 03, 2017 07:59 AM Namibia,by IDWFED
On July 1, The Namibia Domestic and Allied Workers Union (NDAWU) began a workshop of shop-steward on conditions of employment and dispute resolutions.
Malawi: Training of trainers workshop in Blanytre from Jun 30, 2017 08:00 AM to Jul 02, 2017 07:59 AM Blantyre, Malawi,by IDWFED
IDWF affiliate Commercial, Industrial & Allied Workers Union (CIAWU) in Malawi had a training of trainers workshop in Blantyre from June 30 to July 1, 2017.
Hong Kong: FADWU sisters took part in the July 1 demonstration in support of democracy Jul 01, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Hong Kong,by IDWFED
Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU) took part in the July 1 demonstration to promote latest works of the union and show support to the Hong Kong people.
Story Jamaica: Shirley Pryce is CARICOM "Woman of the Year" by IDWFED — last modified Jul 14, 2017 05:11 PM
Shirley Pryce, also a leader of the IDWF, member of our Executive Committee. She is a fighter and determined leader. She truly deserves this award and our sincere congratulations!
Malawi: Training of trainers workshop in Lilongwe from Jun 20, 2017 08:00 AM to Jun 23, 2017 07:59 AM Lilongwe, Malawi,by IDWFED
IDWF affiliate Commercial, Industrial & Allied Workers Union (CIAWU) in Malawi had a training of trainers workshop in Lilongwe from June 20-22, 2017.
Asia: IDWF affiliates has celebrated 6th anniversary of the adoption of ILO convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers from Jun 15, 2017 08:00 AM to Jun 19, 2017 07:59 AMby IDWFED
We demand for Dignity and Decent work for All in every country.
Story object code Global: Domestic Workers Speak - A global struggle for rights and recognition (video) by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2017 06:07 PM
International Domestic Workers Rights Day – June 16 – celebrates the 67 million mainly women workers who do the behind the scenes work to keep our lives, societies and economies functioning.
Resource Domestic workers speak: a global landscape of voices for labour rights and social recognition by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2017 06:08 PM
'Domestic workers speak: a global fight for rights and recognition' showcases the diversity and power of the domestic workers' rights movement. Featuring contributions from 23 worker-led groups, it details the struggle of domestic workers, explores their solidarity and methods of resistance, and calls for comprehensive rights for the world's most invisible workforce.
Story Canada: Caregivers Speak Out! International Domestic Workers Day 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Jun 29, 2017 06:13 PM
Since the early 1900s when women began migrating to Canada to work as caregivers, we have been organizing. And we will continue organizing until Canada ratifies ILO Convention 189, until caregivers have permanent residency status upon arrival, and until all caregivers are treated with respect and dignity.
Story text/texmacs Italy: Myrtle Witbooi's Speech at the DomEQUAL EVENT on Anti-Racist & Feminist Movements by IDWFED — last modified Jun 29, 2017 06:16 PM
DomEQUAL EVENT SERIES Venice Symposium #2 - The Global Fight For Domestic Workers’ Rights
Resource IDWF e-Newsletter #17 - June 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Jun 14, 2017 10:06 PM
International Domestic Workers Day June 16, 2017, the IDWF calls for "All for one, One for all: Dignity and Decent Work for all National, Migrant and Refugee Domestic Workers"!
Story Global: International Domestic Workers Day June 16 2017, the IDWF calls for "All for one, One for all: Dignity and Decent Work for all National, Migrant and Refugee Domestic Workers" by IDWFED — last modified Jun 17, 2017 10:20 PM
In 2017, 21.3 million people worldwide are refugees displaced from their homelands. One of the few employment options available to women (and girl) refugees, who account for 50 per cent of this population, is domestic work. The sector – loosely regulated and with limited barriers to entry – attracts many refugees who otherwise find it difficult to obtain work permits and to have their degrees and qualifications recognized.
Story India: The flip side of development – displacement and migration by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2017 02:35 PM
More and more of us work on migration or with migrant workers these days. We also know that the migrant workers get the worst deal even in sectors where other local workers may have more decent working conditions.
Story Troff document Global: 2017 June 16 Resources Highlight by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2017 06:08 PM
In honor of International Domestic Workers Day (IDWD) we want to share these resources:
Story Citrix ICA settings file Latin America: Migrant Domestic Workers in Latin America by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2017 12:12 AM
International Domestic Workers Day is a celebration of a movement that seeks to secure the rights of this growing but generally hidden workforce. IDWF and its affiliates, together with a global network of organizations that work to protect migrant workers, join forces and develop different actions, services, research and resources in their efforts to guarantee the human rights of all domestic workers; independently of their nationality or immigration status.
Story object code Europe: IDWF at the ILO by IDWFED — last modified Jun 14, 2017 07:07 PM
Several IDWF leaders from the ExCo, staff, and affiliates are participating now in the International Labour Conference discussions on labour migration, governance, and fair recruitment, ensuring the realities and needs of migrant domestic workers are addressed. Of particular concern are undocumented migrant workers, among them many domestic workers.
Story chemical/x-mdl-rdfile Belgium: IDWF receiving the Sr Jeanne Devos Award by IDWFED — last modified Jun 14, 2017 01:28 PM
On behalf of the IDWF, Elizabeth Tang, our General Secretary receiving the Sr Jeanne Devos Award from Pia, the President of the CSC Service Union at its congress on June 9.
Story USA: "When there is an extreme power imbalance, people—particularly women—are vulnerable to slavery." by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2017 12:35 AM
Last month an article entitled “My Family's Slave,” published in the magazine The Atlantic, went viral on social media in the US and Philippines. The article was written by a man whose family enslaved a domestic worker for decades.
Story Uganda: Ugandan Migrant Domestic Workers - Challenges and organizing successes by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2017 11:04 PM
In 2016 HTS-Union (UHFTAWU) ran radio campaigns on domestic workers that was not limited to locals, but also migrant domestic workers. As a result over 67 local domestic workers have contacted the union for assistance and guidance while migrant domestic workers have been rescued from forced labour and abusive employment.
Resource IDWF Annual Report 2016 - UNITED, WE GROW STRONGER! by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2017 01:18 PM
UNITED, WE GROW STRONGER! International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Annual Report 2016
Story Spain: Sign Petition for C189 Ratification by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2017 11:58 PM
The campaign for C189 ratification is underway in Spain, by Grupo Turin. Please sign this petition to lend our international support!
South Africa: SADSAWU discussion meeting on compensation act May 28, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Cape Town,by IDWFED
SADSAWU discussion meeting on compensation act
Story chemical/x-mdl-rdfile India: "Unity is power" - Residents of Mumbai gated complex sack domestic workers who protested "rate card" by IDWFED — last modified Jun 05, 2017 04:28 PM
Around 200 workers staged a three-day strike after residents of a development in Chandivali unilaterally fixed wages at a level they believed was unfair.
Resource chemical/x-gaussian-log Report - Conference of domestic unions On the Ratification Strategy of Convention C189 in Senegal by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2017 11:04 PM
Under the auspices of the trade unions of domestic workers, a conference on the strategy to be adopted for the ratification of Convention C189 was held on Saturday 20 May 2017 at the Douta SECK Cultural House.