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by IDWFED published Oct 14, 2016 08:24 PM
Bolivia: Senate endorsed ratification of C189

Bolivia: Senate endorsed ratification of C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 01, 2015 06:11 PM

In Bolivia, the Senate endorsed the ratification of C189 on October 25.

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Building a Future with Decent Work: Youth Employment and Domestic Workers

Building a Future with Decent Work: Youth Employment and Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 07, 2015 05:21 PM

On the Domestic Workers Session: The 2012 NGO Consultation aimed at offering an occasion for NGOs working for/with Domestic Workers to gather and share main concerns and difficulties encountered in their actions for the ratification of ILO Convention C189 and the effective recognition of Domestic Workers' rights.

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Nicaragua: The National Assembly unanimously approved the C189

Nicaragua: The National Assembly unanimously approved the C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 02, 2015 06:01 PM

After Uruguay, Philippines, Mauritius, Nicaragua now ratifies C189!

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Ratification process October 2012

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 02, 2014 03:37 PM

Presentation explaining the ratification process

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Mauritius: Third Country to Ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 05, 2015 03:30 PM

Mauritius has ratified C189. It is the third country after Uruguay and the Philippines.

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Nicaragua: National Assembly has received the motion to ratify the C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 05, 2015 03:51 PM

On the progress of the ratification of C189 in Nicaragua, the National Assembly has received the motion to ratify the C189. Despite support from its Minister of Labour, the National Assembly has yet to resolve some contentious issues such as working hours and minimum wage.

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Global: International treaty on domestic workers' rights to come into force next year

Global: International treaty on domestic workers' rights to come into force next year

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2015 05:01 PM

"Today's ratification by the Philippines sends a powerful signal to the millions of domestic workers who will be protected when the Convention comes into force," said ILO’s Director-General, Juan Somavia. "I hope it will also send a signal to other Member States and that we will soon see more and more countries committing to protect the rights of domestic workers."

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Philippines: Filipino domestic workers get labour rights recognition

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 06, 2015 09:59 PM

By ratifying ILO Convention 189, the Philippines become the second country to officially extend basic labour rights to domestic workers. Once excluded from labour laws, thousands of domestic workers will now enjoy the same protections as any other workers. In this short documentary, two Filipino workers express their hopes that their working conditions will now improve.

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Bolivia: Close to ratifying C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2015 05:46 PM

On 21 August, the Bolivian House of Representatives has unanimously passed a Bill on the Ratification of C189.

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Philippines: The second country after Uruguay Ratifies C189!

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 12, 2015 02:29 PM

The Philippines has ratified the C189, becoming the second country to do so. The Senate voted in favor of the Convention on Monday, 6th August 2012 when the Bill was submitted for the final reading at the Session.

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Philippines: Implementing C189 in the country

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2015 05:55 PM

Since ratification on 6 August, the Senate has now agreed a new national Domestic Workers Bill. However, it is still pending at the House of Representatives.

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Domestic Workers Organisations in Africa

Domestic Workers Organisations in Africa

by admin — last modified Feb 21, 2016 11:06 PM

The African domestic workers network exists to promote and achieve decent work conditions for domestic workers in the region, in the view of the reality that the conditions of their work are generally characterized by insecurity, abuse and exploitation. The network recognizes the critical importance of unionization as a tool for the better. It therefore seeks to promote such unionization in all countries in the Africa region to consolidate a strong call for social justice in respect of domestic workers.

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Philippines: Urge the Government to Ratify C189 within the next month

Philippines: Urge the Government to Ratify C189 within the next month

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 05:36 PM

Please convey a message immediately to the Government of the Philippines to hasten the process so that the C189 will be ratified within the next three months. You may write or request a meeting to the Filipino Consulate in your country.

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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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South Africa: One step closer to C189 ratification

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 13, 2015 03:45 PM

SADSAWU applauds NEDLAC and is urging their government to speed up the process. The South African government and its partners was a leading force in the negotiations in June 2011 at the ILO conference. This will be indeed a celebration for all domestic workers in South Africa and the World on the 16th June 2012, if South Africa ratifies this Convention 189 and all other African countries will do the same.

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Flyer - in Spanish Black and white version PPT

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 21, 2016 06:48 PM

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Flyer - in English Black and white version

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 21, 2016 06:46 PM

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June 16: International Domestic Workers' Day Toolkit

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 11, 2018 04:51 PM

June 16: International Domestic Workers Day Toolkit

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A model letter - Press your government to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2016 09:58 PM

A model letter for domestic workers and alliance to press the governments to ratify C189. It can be downloaded for further edit.

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Effective Protection for Domestic Workers: A guide to designing labour laws

Effective Protection for Domestic Workers: A guide to designing labour laws

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 29, 2015 01:40 PM

This guide, published by ILO, is a practical tool for those involved in national legislative processes and in the design of labour laws, including government officials and representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations.

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Switzerland: The country should ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 13, 2015 04:35 PM

Domestic workers and home nurses need above all more rights and obligatory standards, Sarah Schilliger of the Institute for Sociology Basel says, who is writing her thesis about 24-hour-nurses from Eastern Europe. Households today are not part of the work law.

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Achieving decent work for domestic workers - An organizer's manual to promote ILO convention 189 and build domestic workers' power

Achieving decent work for domestic workers - An organizer's manual to promote ILO convention 189 and build domestic workers' power

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 28, 2015 09:22 PM

The adoption by the International Labour Conference, on 16 June 2011, of ILO Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201 on decent work for domestic workers, was an historic step in the struggle for social justice worldwide. It was the culmination of several decades of domestic workers’ organizations and trade unions campaigning to end exclusion, and gain recognition for the rights of domestic workers.

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What the IDWN does

What the IDWN does

by admin — last modified May 12, 2015 05:57 PM

"Our mission is to help build strong, democratic domestic workers' organisations to protect domestic workers' rigths everywhere." Empowering more domestic workers to be leaders. Find here a four-page information about the International Domestic Workers Network IDWN.

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Uruguay: First country ratifying C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 23, 2015 04:34 PM

Groundbreaking Treaty to Protect Millions of Women and Girls Worldwide

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Barbados: Steps being made towards ratification of ILO convention on domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 04:38 PM

This country is working towards the ratification of the International Labour Organisation’s convention that addresses domestic workers.

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Uruguay: First Country to Ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 04:34 PM

Uruguay’s House of Representatives approved on 25 April 2012 the International Labour Convention No. 189 on decent work for domestic workers. The ratification will have a significant impact on domestic workers rights in Uruguay and worldwide: C189 comes into force once two countries have ratified it. In other words, we are getting very close to safeguarding C189 as an international instrument.

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Peru: General Confederation of Workers (CGTP) called for ratification of C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 02:07 PM

The General Confederation of Workers of Peru (CGTP) requested the quick ratification of Convention 189 of the International Labor Organization (ILO), which recognizes the labor rights for domestic workers.

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Mexico: Local Deputy urged the Senate to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 07, 2015 03:39 PM

As part of a legal analysis of labor, today law experts demanded a better legislation in some labor sectors as the domestic one. Therefore local deputies exhorted the Senate of the Republic to ratify Convention 189 of the International Labor Organization on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Deputy José Ángel Alvarado Hernández, coordinator of the Legislative Group of New Alliance, mentioned that the domestic workers represent 4.6 percent of the economically active population in our country, of which 90 percent are women.

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