Uruguay: Domestic Workers Day on 19 Aug
Uruguay is the first country in the world to ratify ILO Convention 189 on decent work on domestic workers. It has the Law No. 18065, approved in November 2006 to protect the labour rights of domestic workers as well as their rights in collective bargaining.
August 19 is the Domestic Workers Day agreed after the first collective agreement was made in 2008. The agreement involves the Union of Domestic Workers (SUTD) and the Housewives League (employer counterpart). It agrees on the paid holiday of domestic workers and recognize labour rights.
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