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Mozambique: SINED union action on May Day

Mozambique: SINED union action on May Day

May 01, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

SINED union in Mozambique marching during the May day. Main theme was campaign for ratification of C189.

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Argentina ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 31, 2015 03:16 PM

On 24 March 2014, the Government of Argentina deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189). Argentina is the thirteenth ILO member State and the seventh Latin American member State to ratify this instrument that seeks to improve the working and living conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

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Jamaica: Prime Minister says the Government is moving to ratify C189

Jamaica: Prime Minister says the Government is moving to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 31, 2015 03:58 PM

Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller says the Government is moving to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 189, which stipulates safeguards for the welfare of household workers globally, and outlines provisions to significantly enhance their status and working conditions.

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Claiming Rights: Domestic Workers' Movements and Global Advances for Labor Reform

Claiming Rights: Domestic Workers' Movements and Global Advances for Labor Reform

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2015 06:13 PM

This 33-page report, released by IDWN, the ITUC, and Human Rights Watch, charts ratification of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Domestic Workers Convention, national labor law reforms, and the growing influence of emerging domestic workers’ rights movements.

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"Yes, We Did It!" How the Worlds Domestic Workers Won Their International Rights and Recognition

"Yes, We Did It!" How the Worlds Domestic Workers Won Their International Rights and Recognition

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2015 06:08 PM

This booklet outlines the how Convention C189 was achieved and the lessons that can be learnt for others who wish to promote a global society based on equality, justice, respect and rights for all. In particular, this booklet focuses on and celebrates the role of domestic workers themselves and that of their organizations as the fundamental players in making their own history.

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Germany: The second EU member State to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 01, 2016 04:32 PM

Germany is the 10th ILO member State and the second EU member State to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of an estimated 50 million domestic workers worldwide.

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Guyana: Red Thread welcomes the ratification of C189

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 18, 2015 04:40 PM

Red Thread welcomes Guyana’s ratification of ILO Convention #189 recognising domestic workers as workers. Guyana is the first country in the Region to take this action, which the Caribbean Domestic Workers Network, of which Red Thread is a member, has been lobbying for in its six member states (Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, St Lucia and Guyana). The next step now for Guyana is implementation.

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Landmark treaty for domestic workers comes into force

Landmark treaty for domestic workers comes into force

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 19, 2015 03:37 PM

The International Labour Organization’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) comes into force on 5 September 2013, extending basic labour rights to domestic workers around the globe.

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C189 - "The work that makes all work possible" finally recognised by international law

C189 - "The work that makes all work possible" finally recognised by international law

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 19, 2015 03:26 PM

It’s probably the biggest social movement that you've never heard of. Unless, of course, you are one of the millions of activists directly involved. But the world's "invisible workforce" is finally coming out of the shadows. As of 5 September, the historic Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers, also known as the Domestic Workers Convention, No. 189, comes into force.

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Domestic workers celebrate rights breakthrough

Domestic workers celebrate rights breakthrough

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 19, 2015 03:11 PM

Campaigners are celebrating the long-awaited ratification of a treaty on labour rights for domestic workers that will offer protection to millions of employees worldwide.

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Uruguay and Philippines: C189 Enters into Force on September 5

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 19, 2015 03:43 PM

On the coming September 5, the C189 will enter into force for Uruguay and the Philippines. As the first two countries ratify the C189, they will have to submit a first detailed report to the ILO by the September 1, 2014, based on an ILO form.

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Switzerland: Can ratify C189, Swiss Federal Council says today

Switzerland: Can ratify C189, Swiss Federal Council says today

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 01, 2016 04:53 PM

Today it was announced that the Swiss Federal Council came to the conclusion that Switzerland can ratify C189 and thus that it supports the ratification. The Federal Council adopted on August 28, 2013 the message on the ratification of the international labour convention of 2011 on domestic workers (Convention No.189). The convention establishes the conditions frameworks to promote the employment of women workers and domestic workers in respect of fundamental labour rights and minimum social protection.

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Decent Work for Domestic Workers: About C189

Decent Work for Domestic Workers: About C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 12, 2015 04:33 PM

Three informative PPTs about C189: its content, key principles and process of ratification.

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Peru: Domestic Workers' relentless fight for rights and adoption of C189

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 22, 2016 10:55 PM

A video clip produced by PLADES and Global Network Latin America on Domestic Workers in Peru and their relentless fight for rights and adoption of C189.

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Domestic workers' rights move closer to becoming reality worldwide

Domestic workers' rights move closer to becoming reality worldwide

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 03, 2015 04:04 PM

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are 53-100 million domestic workers worldwide, 83 per cent of whom are women. They represent 4 to 10 per cent of the labour force in developing countries and about 2 per cent in developed countries. Their work is an important contribution to economic and social development. Still, 40 per cent of countries worldwide have no form of regulation of any kind for domestic workers. Around the world, UN Women is working with Governments, domestic workers’ unions and the private sector to promote the rights of domestic workers –majority of who work as domestic helps in households-and ensure that domestic work is both regulated and covered by social protection. This includes supporting the Global Forum on Migration and Development and promoting the ratification of ILO Convention 189 on domestic work – a landmark international treaty adopted on 16 June 2011, which will come into force on 5 September 2013.

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Domestic workers rap WORD

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 03, 2015 04:23 PM

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Domestic workers rap PDF

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 03, 2015 04:24 PM

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ASIA: Domestic workers rap for C189!

ASIA: Domestic workers rap for C189!

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 03, 2015 04:25 PM

Representatives from various groups presented a powerful and exciting rap to government representatives from Asia. It was a luncheon event called "Protecting Migrant Domestic Workers: Enhancing their Development Potential", organized during the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development 2013 in Bangkok on May 29-31. Organizers of the luncheon event included the UN Women, ITUC AP, MFA, IDWN, APWLD, MMN and ILO. The rap was powerful and drew everybody's attention at the event. Let's rap for domestic workers rights, for ratification of C189! Let's learn to rap now!

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South Africa ratifies C189 PDF

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 06, 2015 06:33 PM

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South Africa approves ratification of C189

South Africa approves ratification of C189

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 06, 2015 06:35 PM

South Africa approves ratification of C189!

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Celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the C189 and the International Domestic Workers' Day on June 16

Celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the C189 and the International Domestic Workers' Day on June 16

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 06, 2015 07:00 PM

On June 16, we will celebrate the second anniversary of the C189 with 7 countries already having ratified the Convention: Uruguay, Philippines, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Italy, Paraguay and Bolivia. The IDWN will join with domestic workers, members of trade unions and other organizations to mobilize and act on this special day to remind each and every government to ratify and implement the Convention: "Domestic Workers are Workers. Ratify C189 Now!"

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Germany: What now after Germany's ratification of C189?

Germany: What now after Germany's ratification of C189?

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 06, 2015 06:49 PM

Two years after the International Labour Organisation adopted Convention 189 on the rights of domestic workers, Germany today became the ninth country to ratify it. As well as being only the second country in Europe to ratify C189, this was also one of the fastest ratification processes in German history. But after the celebrations, what comes next?

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Paraguay ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

Paraguay ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 14, 2015 04:18 PM

On 7 May 2013, the Government of Paraguay deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189). Paraguay is the seventh ILO member State and the third Latin American member State to ratify this instrument which, in accordance with its Article 21, paragraph 2 of the Convention, will enter into force on 5 September 2013, twelve months after the date on which it was ratified by two ILO member States.

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Bolivia: Second Latin American member State to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention

Bolivia: Second Latin American member State to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 01, 2016 10:09 PM

On 15 April 2013, the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189). Bolivia is the fifth ILO member State and the second Latin American member State to ratify this instrument which, in accordance with its Article 21, paragraph 2 of the Convention, will enter into force on 5 September 2013, twelve months after the date on which it was ratified by two ILO member States.

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Europe: EC urges Member States to implement ILO domestic workers convention

Europe: EC urges Member States to implement ILO domestic workers convention

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 28, 2015 05:22 PM

The European Commission has presented a proposal for a Council Decision authorising Member States to ratify the International Labour Organisation 2011 Convention concerning decent work for domestic workers (Convention No. 189). Countries ratifying the ILO Convention agree to ensure fair and decent conditions for domestic workers by protecting their fundamental labour related rights, preventing abuse and violence and establishing safeguards for young domestic workers, the EC press service announced.

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Cambodia: Urging the government to ratify ILO Convention 189 concerning decent work for domestic workers

Cambodia: Urging the government to ratify ILO Convention 189 concerning decent work for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 06:39 PM

Cambodian Government should ratify ILO Convention 189 concerning decent work for domestic workers!

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Caribbean: The CDWN collecting signatures to ask the governments to ratify C189

Caribbean: The CDWN collecting signatures to ask the governments to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 06:16 PM

In about a week's time, we will be celebrating the International Women's Day. The Caribbean Domestic Workers' Network is collecting signatures to ask the governments to ratify C189 to protect rights of all domestic workers. All signatures will be submitted to Ministers of Labor on March 8, 2013.

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Domestic Workers Law Passed in the Philippines

Domestic Workers Law Passed in the Philippines

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 04:33 PM

Following the ratification of C189 last year, the Philippines passed the Domestic Workers Act (Batas Kasambahay) in January this year to give effect of the Convention.

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Italy: Has ratified the C189 (Italian only)

Italy: Has ratified the C189 (Italian only)

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 03, 2015 04:01 PM

Prevede un pacchetto di diritti essenziali per colf, badanti e babysitter, in buona parte già presenti nella normativa italiana. La firma dopo il pressing dei sindacati, che ora chiedono di facilitare l’emersione del sommerso e rinnovare il contratto collettivo Con la firma del ministro degli Esteri, l’Italia ha ratificato oggi la Convenzione 189 dell’ Organizzazione internazionale del lavoro (ILO) sul “Lavoro dignitoso per le lavoratrici e i lavoratori domestici”. È il primo Paese europeo a fare questo passo, il settimo al mondo dopo Uruguay, Filippine, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Bolivia e Paraguay.

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