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Trinidad & Tobago: NUDE members with National Training Agency representatives

Trinidad & Tobago: NUDE members with National Training Agency representatives

Jun 12, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

NUDE (National Union of Domestic Employees) members with National Training Agency representatives. MAKING CSME WORK FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS.

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Global: IDWF leaders sing for the June 16 International Domestic Workers' Day

Global: IDWF leaders sing for the June 16 International Domestic Workers' Day

Jun 12, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

For the coming June 16 2014, IDWF leaders would like to say...

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Global: IDWF Executive committee members and coordinators training and meeting

Global: IDWF Executive committee members and coordinators training and meeting

Jun 10, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

IDWF Executive committee members and coordinators training and meeting.

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Global: IDWF Leadership Capacity-Building Workshop

Global: IDWF Leadership Capacity-Building Workshop

Jun 10, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

The International Domestic Workers Federation held a four-day training workshop in Geneva, June 7-10, 2014 to build the capacity of its leaders to effectively direct a global workers organization. It was the first face-to-face meeting of the Executive Committee, Coordinators and Technical Team since the election at the Founding Congress in Uruguay last October. The workshop also provided an opportunity for the IDWF leadership team to get better acquainted with one another.

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Global: IDWF demonstration to Qatar in front of UN

Global: IDWF demonstration to Qatar in front of UN

Jun 06, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM UN Building,by IDWFED

IDWF organized a demonstration in front of UN Building to demand Qatar Government to protect all migrant workers, end Kafala system. IUF, BWI, IYCS, trade unions also joined the demonstration.

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Global: IDWF Visioning Event - Building a Community of Practice on Domestic Work

Global: IDWF Visioning Event - Building a Community of Practice on Domestic Work

from Apr 27, 2014 08:00 AM to Apr 30, 2014 07:59 AMby IDWFED

In Hong Kong from April 27-29, the International Domestic Workers Federation and the ILO hosted a Visioning Event for the IDWF affiliates in Asia.

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Chile: National Coordinator of Organization Household Workers walk summons "for the ratification of the Convention 189 ILO in Chile"

Chile: National Coordinator of Organization Household Workers walk summons "for the ratification of the Convention 189 ILO in Chile"

Mar 30, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Chile,by IDWFED

As part of the commemoration of the International Day of Household Workers , the National Coordinator of Organization Household Workers walk summons "for the ratification of the Convention 189 ILO in Chile". President Michelle Bachelet promised in its program of government ratification of the Convention 189 of the ILO in Chile, offering specific protection to women workers and domestic workers. It establishes rights and basic principles, and requires States to take a series of measures with the aim of making decent work a reality for them and they. The Convention could be implemented through extension or adaptation of existing laws, regulations or other measures or through the development of new specific initiatives for domestic workers.

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Peru: Domestic Workers Workshop - discuss the challenges and exercise the rights

Peru: Domestic Workers Workshop - discuss the challenges and exercise the rights

from Mar 28, 2014 08:00 AM to Mar 31, 2014 07:59 AM Lima, Peru,by IDWFED

40 domestic workers from various regions in Peru met in Lima for three days to discuss the challenges domestic workers face in exercising their rights.

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Trinidad & Tobago: NUDE commemorating the International Women's Day

Trinidad & Tobago: NUDE commemorating the International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) and Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) commemorating International Women's Day.

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IDWF Congress gets underway in Uruguay

from Oct 26, 2013 08:00 AM to Oct 29, 2013 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Close to 200 domestic workers' representatives from 47 organisations in some 42 countries across the world have come to the IDWN Congress in Montevideo, Uruguay. Here, we are taking the historic step of changing our international network IDWN into a formal international federation of domestic workers' organisations.

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IDWF Congress: Building domestic workers' organisations

from Oct 26, 2013 08:00 AM to Oct 29, 2013 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Domestic workers can organise, but it takes innovative strategies to really make headway. We heard from some highly experienced people on this:

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Jamaica: Poems from Jamaica Household Workers Union for C189

Jamaica: Poems from Jamaica Household Workers Union for C189

Jun 15, 2013 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Members of Jamaica Household Workers Union, IDWN affiliate, are just talented! To celebrate International Domestic Workers' Day, they organized an activity on 15 June 2013. They wrote poems, sang songs and performed skits. These poems will be sent to the government of Jamaica to press for ratification of C189.

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Costa Rica: ASTRADOMES march on the May Day

Costa Rica: ASTRADOMES march on the May Day

May 01, 2013 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

IDWF affiliate, ASTRADOMES from Costa Rica, in the 2014 May Day march.

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Jamaica: Domestic workers rally for the Ratification of C189

Jamaica: Domestic workers rally for the Ratification of C189

Dec 15, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Jamaica,by IDWFED

On December 15, Jamaica Household Workers' Association with over 200 Domestic Workers and partners from across the island gathered in Kingston pressuring the Government to ratify Convention 189.

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Colombia: SINTRASEDOM celebrates its 13th Congress

Colombia: SINTRASEDOM celebrates its 13th Congress

from Sep 13, 2012 08:00 AM to Sep 18, 2012 07:59 AM Colombia,by IDWFED

SINTRASEDOM, Colombia, celebrates its 13th Congress On September 13-17, one hundred delegates from various parts of Colombia met in Bogotá for the 13th congress of the domestic workers’ union SINTRASEDOM. The union is more than 30 years old and one of the funding members of the Latin American and Caribbean confederation of domestic workers, CONLACTRAHO.

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Global: IUF/IDWN/ITUC Meeting on the First Anniversary of the C189

Global: IUF/IDWN/ITUC Meeting on the First Anniversary of the C189

Jun 08, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

On June 8, over 80 participants, including representatives from governments, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and national trade union centres, as well as the German FES and other civil society organizations, came together in a meeting organized by the IDWN and the Global Unions, IUF and ITUC. It was held at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, where C189 was won last year.

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Mexico: CONLACTRAHO elected new leadership & adopted a 4-year Action Plan

Mexico: CONLACTRAHO elected new leadership & adopted a 4-year Action Plan

from May 01, 2012 08:00 AM to May 06, 2012 07:59 AM Mexico,by IDWFED

CONLACTRAHO, the regional organization of domestic workers organizations in Latin America and the Caribbeans held its 6th Congress in Mexico City on May 1 – 5, 2012. It concluded by adopting a 4-year Action Plan and elected a new leadership.

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Switzerland: Domestic Workers at the ILC Geneva 2009

Switzerland: Domestic Workers at the ILC Geneva 2009

Mar 19, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Ida Le Blanc, general secretary of the National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE), attended the International Labor Organization Conference in Geneva in June, 2009 and submitted a report.

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Trinidad & Tobago: NUDE fighting for domestic workers to be considered as workers

Trinidad & Tobago: NUDE fighting for domestic workers to be considered as workers

Mar 19, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

It is not surprising that a number of organizations involved in WinWages and the Global Women's Strike are organizations of domestic workers: domestic work is one of the main occupations of women worldwide. Because housework is unwaged and not recognized as "real work", even when we do it for pay it is one of the lowest paid and lowest status.

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Trinidad and Tobago: International Women's Day - Creating Awareness for Domestic Workers' Rights

Trinidad and Tobago: International Women's Day - Creating Awareness for Domestic Workers' Rights

Mar 08, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Trinidad and Tobago,by IDWFED

The National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) has been participating in the Ministry's Caravan and distributing information on the Convention 189 NUDE Brochures, information on the Minimum Wage.

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