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IDWF Congress: Speech of the President of Women Committee of Latin America, IUF, Ms Patricia Alonzo

IDWF Congress: Speech of the President of Women Committee of Latin America, IUF, Ms Patricia Alonzo

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

2013 Oct 26-28 Speech of the President of Women Committee of Latin America, IUF, Ms Patricia Alonzo

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IDWF Congress: Solidarity speech from Sharon Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC

IDWF Congress: Solidarity speech from Sharon Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC

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

2013 Oct 26-28 Solidarity speech from Sharon Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC

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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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Hong Kong: FADWU Rally for Wage Increase

Hong Kong: FADWU Rally for Wage Increase

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

FADWU, Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions comprising of migrant and local domestic workers with different nationalities, rallied to Central Government Office on Sept 1, 2013. They demand for Wage Increase.

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Cambodia: CDWN workshop on union rights

Cambodia: CDWN workshop on union rights

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

On September 1, 2013, Cambodian Domestic Worker Network (CDWN) has been conducted workshop for new members about Trade union rights and ILO C189.

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Benin: Domestic workers learn about roles of leaders, union structure and administration work

Benin: Domestic workers learn about roles of leaders, union structure and administration work

Aug 24, 2013 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

IDWN conducted a training for Syndicat des Employés d'hotel de Maison(SYNEHM), a domestic workers' union in Benin on Aug 24 2013. In the training, domestic workers' leaders learned about their roles in union, union structure and administration work.

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USA: Domestic workers push DC for greater protections

USA: Domestic workers push DC for greater protections

Jul 23, 2013 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

The National Domestic Workers Alliance rallied at the Department of Labor in Washington Tuesday pushing for implementation of proposed new rules that give domestic workers labor law protections like minimum wage and overtime pay.

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Tanzania: CHODAWU strategies to use media for DWs rights

Tanzania: CHODAWU strategies to use media for DWs rights

Jul 16, 2013 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

On July 16 CHODAWU conducted a workshop named "Media Campaign on Decent Work for Domestic Workers".

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India: Programmes for Intl DWs Day & Anti-Child Labour Day by NDWM, Maharastra Region

India: Programmes for Intl DWs Day & Anti-Child Labour Day by NDWM, Maharastra Region

from Jun 12, 2013 08:00 AM to Jun 21, 2013 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Month of June being the month to observe International Domestic Workers' Day and Anti-Child Labour Day, Maharastra Region of NDWM organized several programmes to mark those days. Following are the highlights of the programmes...

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India: SEWA-Kerala observed International Domestic Workers' Day

India: SEWA-Kerala observed International Domestic Workers' Day

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

On the eve of the International Domestic Workers' Day, SEWA-Kerala observed the day with a public rally and meeting in Thiruvananthapuram. Members of the union from all over the state participated in the rally raising slogans for ratification of the ILO convention, a national bill for domestic workers, formation of a tripartite board for domestic workers in the central and state level. The public meeting was inaugurated by the former Labour Minister of the state Shri.P.K.Gurudasan. Former Forest Minister of the state, Shri. Binoy Viswam presented the key note address.

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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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USA: Tell Governor Brown & State Legislature - It's Time for a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

USA: Tell Governor Brown & State Legislature - It's Time for a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Mar 07, 2013 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM CA, USA,by IDWFED

Hundreds of domestic workers in California are kicking off their Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Campaign in Los Angeles. Domestic workers from across California have one message: domestic workers care for the families and homes of California with respect; it’s time for California to take care of its domestic workers so they can provide for their own families.

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India: Join NDWA to support Indian garment workers

India: Join NDWA to support Indian garment workers

from Feb 26, 2013 08:00 AM to Mar 01, 2013 07:59 AM India,by IDWFED

A delegation of National Domestic Workers Alliance staff have been traveling in India with the United Workers Congress for the past week, meeting with workers from across India to talk about building an international movement for dignity, respect and labor protections.

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Hong Kong: Condemning the execution of Rizana Nafeek - Letter to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, KSA

Hong Kong: Condemning the execution of Rizana Nafeek - Letter to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, KSA

Jan 18, 2013 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Today, the IDWN gave a letter to the King Abdullah of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), condemning the execution of a Sri Lanka migrant domestic worker in Saudi Arabia on 9th of this month. The letter was signed by our Chairperson, Myrtle Witbooi, and brought to the KSA Consulate in Hong Kong by Elizabeth Tang, the International Coordinator during a demonstration.

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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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Cambodia: Domestic workers organised IHRD event march and submit petition for ratify ILO C189

Cambodia: Domestic workers organised IHRD event march and submit petition for ratify ILO C189

Dec 10, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Cambodia,by IDWFED

On Human right Day (10 Dec)Solidarity house and other partners (CDWN, CWMO, CICA, CYN, CTSWF, CFSWF, CWCD CCFC and IDEA marched from Solidarity house to Ministry of labor.

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USA: NDWA Celebrating 5 Years on November 14 "LEADING WITH LOVE"

USA: NDWA Celebrating 5 Years on November 14 "LEADING WITH LOVE"

Nov 14, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

LEADING WITH LOVE: Celebrating 5 Years of NDWA on November 14th in Washington DC. Will you join us to celebrate their legacy?

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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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Guinea: Historic workshop for domestic workers - Domestic workers in Guinee Parliament

Guinea: Historic workshop for domestic workers - Domestic workers in Guinee Parliament

from Oct 13, 2012 08:00 AM to Oct 15, 2012 07:59 AM Guinea,by IDWFED

On October 13 and 14, SYNTRAD/IDWN domestic workers workshop was held at the parliament building, upon invitation by the President of Guinea Parliament, Ms Rabiatou Serah Diallo.

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Guinea: SYNTRAD celebrated Oct 7, the World Day of Decent Work

Guinea: SYNTRAD celebrated Oct 7, the World Day of Decent Work

Oct 07, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Guinea,by IDWFED

SYNTRAD, the domestic workers union in Guinea, celebrated Oct 7, the World Day of Decent Work (WDDW), by organizing a Caravane to sensibilize public opinion around C189 and pledge the government to ratify the convention.

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Tanzania: Two days National Workshop on Domestic Workers in August 2012

Tanzania: Two days National Workshop on Domestic Workers in August 2012

from Aug 17, 2012 08:00 AM to Aug 19, 2012 07:59 AM Tanzania,by IDWFED

The 2-day National Workshop on Domestic Workers in Tanzania was held from 17-18 August 2012. The Conservation, Hotels, Tourism and Allied Workers Union (CHODAWU) in collaboration with International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN), FES organized the Workshop.

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Kenya: Domestic workers demand for equal minimum wage

Kenya: Domestic workers demand for equal minimum wage

Jul 01, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

On July 1st, 31 domestic workers took to the streets in Ukunda in Kwale district to demand payment of a minimum wage to domestic workers just like all other workers. It was one of the three campaigns launched by the union, KUDHEIHA.

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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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Sri Lanka: Domestic Workers Union Conference finalizing an action plan

Sri Lanka: Domestic Workers Union Conference finalizing an action plan

Apr 15, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Sri Lanka,by IDWFED

Domestic Workers Union had a very successful conference on the 15th April 2012. Domestic workers from Kandy, Maskeliya, Hatton, Tallawakela and Hunnasgiriya participated at this conference. In addition, ten tea plantation workers and five garment factory workers also attended to extend their solidarity.

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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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India: IDWN-IUF held its First-ever National Meeting of Domestic Workers

India: IDWN-IUF held its First-ever National Meeting of Domestic Workers

from Mar 17, 2012 08:00 AM to Mar 19, 2012 07:59 AM India,by IDWFED

Over 35 domestic workers leaders and organizers participated at the first-ever IDWN and IUF national meeting of domestic workers in India in March this year.

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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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