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by IDWFED published Oct 14, 2014 04:45 PM

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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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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Switzerland: IDWN Delegation at the IUF Women Conference and the 26th Congress

Switzerland: IDWN Delegation at the IUF Women Conference and the 26th Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 13, 2015 04:14 PM

Myrtle Witbooi, the Chair of the IDWN, addressed the Congress by thanking the IUF for its support to build a strong IDWN and in the ratification campaign. She informed the Congress that her government of South Africa will soon ratify the C189.

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USA: Celebrating Mother's Day by protesting for the rights of domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 13, 2015 04:31 PM

Domestic workers ask senators to approve the bill of rights.

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Luxemburg: OGBL demands government to ratify ILO conventions

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 13, 2015 04:33 PM

The Independent Union of Luxemburg OGBL detected that four ILO conventions haven't yet been ratified by the country, among them Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.

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UAE: Proposed Law to Benefit Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 13, 2015 04:52 PM

Important Opportunity to Ensure Legislation Meets International Standards

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Africa: Rights of Female Migrants and Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:19 PM

Technical meeting within the framework of the Africa-EU Migration, Mobility and Employment Partnership (MME) 10th to 11th of May, 2012 Nairobi, Kenya

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Singapore: Deaths of domestic workers force government to act

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:12 PM

The death of eight Indonesian young girls since the beginning of the year accentuates the pressure on the Singaporean government to improve the work conditions of these foreign domestic workers

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Spain: New contract for Domestic Workers of Morocco enters into force

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 18, 2015 09:09 PM

The Government Delegation of the spanish exclave Ceuta has informed about the entrance into force of new part-time contracts for domestic workers of Morocco, with a minimum of 20 hours weekly and a maximum of 40.

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Switzerland: Zurich deputies concerned about implemantation of Domestic Workers' right

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 18, 2015 05:20 PM

Interpellation at cantonal parliament of Zurich by AL (Alternative List) deputies concerning Domestic Workers' rights implementation referring to the new law from 1 Jan 2011 on minimum wages and regulated labor time.

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Global: Domestic workers call to ratify C189 on the May Day

Global: Domestic workers call to ratify C189 on the May Day

by IDWFED — last modified May 03, 2016 06:22 PM

On May Day unions, non-governmental organizations and religious groups worldwide called on their governments to ratify the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.

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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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Colombia: Support for domestic work

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 23, 2015 03:59 PM

Minister Pardo presented before the Congress ILO Convention 189, that promotes the rights of domestic workers.

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Angola: Law project on Domestic Work

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 23, 2015 04:26 PM

The director of the Legal Office of the Ministry for Public Administration, Employment and Social Security, Jesus Maiato, presented Monday, in Luanda, the decree project on domestic work.

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Lebanon: Migrant domestic workers in Arab nations are dying - it's time to act

Lebanon: Migrant domestic workers in Arab nations are dying - it's time to act

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 03:58 PM

The Lebanese Anti-Racism Movement is organising a "die-in" this Saturday in Beirut and London, with protesters lying in front of the Lebanese embassy to highlight the maltreatment of migrant domestic workers. While several local organisations have been working tirelessly for some years to bring attention to the plight of migrant workers, the aim of this protest is to push the Lebanese government into measureable positive action.

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Jamaica: JHWA joins forces to eliminate child labor

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 23, 2015 04:43 PM

With more than 6,000 children engaged in the worst form of child labour in Jamaica, the Jamaica Household Workers Association (JHWA) in partnership with the United Nations (UN) through the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Clarendon Parish Development Committee (CPDC) and the Rocky Point Benevolent Society, launched the Jamaica's ‘Rescue A Child – Save the Future’ programme.

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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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Mexico: 65.8% of the informal jobs created in the last 5 years

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 06:10 PM

In Mexico, between the last trimester of 2006 and the respective one of 2011, 65.8 percent of the new employments that were created was in the informal economy. Also unemployment grew 33.3 percent in that period, reaching the number of 2.7 million people, who added to those already in that condition, totalized almost nine million inhabitants.

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Costa Rica: A legislative dialogue on the ratification of C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 06:16 PM

In view of her experience and affinity with subjects regarding gender equity and to the social area, legislator Alicia Fournier Vargas was summoned by the Presidency of the Legislative Assembly to participate in an appointment in the Congress, to set out her points of view and to interchange impressions with Mr. Virgilio Levaggi, subregional director of the International Labor Organization (ILO), around the Law Project of Approval of the Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Convention 189) analyzed under file 18335.

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Saudi Arabia: Manila firm on SAR 1,500 as domestic worker's salary

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 02:39 PM

Philippines Ambassador Ezzedin H. Tago has expressed his disagreement with the decision of the recruitment committee to fix the salaries of the newly recruited domestic workers between SAR 600–800 per month.

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Spain: It is necessary that the Spanish Government ratifies Convention 189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 06:26 PM

The Women's Secretary of the Working Commissions in the Valencian Community (CCOO-PV) and the Federation of Diverse Activities of CCOO-PV emphasize the benefits of the new regulation, concerning protection, benefits and wages. In spite of this, the union animates the employers to regularize the labor relation. The group of domestic workers of the CCOO, greets the International Day of Domestic Workers, the 30 of March. After almost 30 years of vindication organized by the unions CCOO and the General Workers Union UGT, it was obtained that in the Reformation of the Social Security (Law 27/2011), the Special Regime of Domestic Workers was integrated in the General Regime of the Social Security.

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Asia: 20 countries to adopt Pilippine initiatives to protect women, overseas workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 04:49 PM

Twenty countries will adopt Philippine initiatives to protect women and overseas Filipino workers, especially in crisis situations, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

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USA: Domestic workers demand health insurance

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 04:53 PM

Within the framework of the revision of a new labor contract, domestic workers went to the traditional lavatory of feet, as Jesus did with the Prophets, in correspondence with the celebration of Christian Easter. One of the most important demands that the employees pertaining to the organization “Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County (ICWJ)”, is regarding the health insurance. And it was indeed in this special ceremony that took place in the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, where employees and leaders expressed the demand for a collective treaty of just work.

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UAE: Commending UAE efforts against human trafficking, UN expert urges more to help victims

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 04:59 PM

A United Nations independent human rights expert urged the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) authorities – at Federal and Emirate level – to further concentrate on the plight of the victims of trafficking, while keeping up their fight against human trafficking.

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Lebanon: Domestic labour under scrutiny

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 02:56 PM

The suicide of an Ethiopian maid days after she was shown on video being roughed-up by her Lebanese handler is shining a harsh light on the region’s multibillion-dollar household labour industry.

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Mexico: JLCA insists to give respectful treatment to domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 03:05 PM

The president of the Local Conciliation and Arbitration Council (JLCA) of Mexico City, Ramon Montaño, called to the employers of domestic workers to conduct themselves with respect towards the domestic workers and to value what they contribute to a family.

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Mexico: ALDF Demands Ratification of C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 03:09 PM

The Legislative Assembly of the Federal District ALDF will speak up for domestic workers (servants, cooks, gardeners, drivers, etc.) so that in the City they receive wages similar to the effort which they develop and that the benefits of law are given to them like the Federal Labor Law, because according to the INEGI there exist more than two million people who work in homes and who do not receive worthy wage, nor indemnification, Christmas allowance, right workdays and human treatment.

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Philippines: Overseas deployment of Filipino domestic workers continues to rise

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 02:44 PM

The deployment of domestic workers abroad “continues to soar” despite the government requirement that they should be paid a basic salary of $400 a month, a recruitment industry expert said Saturday.

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USA: Cast your vote today, for Ai-Jen!

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 04:52 PM

Will you help us bring the TIME readership into our movement for domestic workers rights and recognition by voting for Ai-jen today? Voting just takes a moment and will bring national attention to our work for domestic workers rights in California and beyond.

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