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by IDWFED published Feb 11, 2015 08:55 PM
Hong Kong: Alleged “Job-hopping” Silences Abuse, FADWU Calls for a Stop to the Discriminatory Policies

Hong Kong: Alleged “Job-hopping” Silences Abuse, FADWU Calls for a Stop to the Discriminatory Policies

by Fish Ip — last modified Aug 08, 2022 01:18 PM

On 7 Aug 2022, FADWU organizes a press conference in response to the Immigration Department of Hong Kong alleging migrant domestic workers on “Job-hopping”

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IDWF Message on International Domestic Workers Day 2022

IDWF Message on International Domestic Workers Day 2022

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2022 04:16 PM

"Domestic workers spent 3 years at the ILO to fight for the Domestic Workers’ Convention, and now we are proud to celebrate it, 11 years after its adoption. It is our convention; we must know it, own it, and use it."

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Global Position Paper from Workers' Organizations in the Informal Economy

by IDWFED — last modified May 27, 2022 03:44 PM

ILC 110th Session – General Discussion on the Social and Solidarity Economy

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Global Position Paper from Workers' Organizations in the Informal Economy

Global Position Paper from Workers' Organizations in the Informal Economy

by IDWFED — last modified May 27, 2022 04:25 PM

ILC 110th Session – General Discussion on the Social and Solidarity Economy

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 Freedom of Association: Migrant Domestic Workers Path towards Labor Rights

Freedom of Association: Migrant Domestic Workers Path towards Labor Rights

by IDWFED — last modified May 11, 2022 04:37 PM

IDWF IMRF Side Event 2022

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Singapore: Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers Conducted a Training in Organizing

Singapore: Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers Conducted a Training in Organizing

by IDWFED — last modified May 11, 2022 02:59 PM

On Sunday, 27 March, 2022, Persaudaraan Pekerja Migran Indonesia (IPPMI) in Singapore organized the 1st training in organizing supported by International Domestic Workers Federation. IPPMI Singapore was established in March 2021, amid the pandemic, with the aims of organizing MDWs and building a safe space for them to gather, exchange ideas and learn together in Singapore.

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We've Come a Long Way and a Long Way We Will Go  - IDWF Announcement on IWD 2022

We've Come a Long Way and a Long Way We Will Go - IDWF Announcement on IWD 2022

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2022 03:30 PM

Let’s break the silence. Let’s stand tall. Let’s move mountains.

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IDWF events in March of 2022, at around the UNCSW 66th Session

IDWF events in March of 2022, at around the UNCSW 66th Session

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 16, 2022 02:05 PM

Summary of IDWF events in March of 2022, at around the UNCSW 66th Session

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Silent No More: Domestic Workers Confront Violence at Work

Silent No More: Domestic Workers Confront Violence at Work

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 04, 2022 06:03 PM

A webinar organised by the International Domestic Workers Federation and LabourStart.

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Hong Kong: Pandemic highlights Hong Kong’s reliance on migrant domestic workers and the government’s failure to protect them

Hong Kong: Pandemic highlights Hong Kong’s reliance on migrant domestic workers and the government’s failure to protect them

by Fish Ip — last modified Feb 25, 2022 07:41 PM

The pandemic has highlighted how important migrant domestic workers are to families in Hong Kong, yet new research reveals that the government’s mechanisms to protect them are not fit for purpose.

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FADWU report - Fit for Purpose?

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 18, 2022 02:02 PM

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Media launch of Fit for Purpose - assessing compliance with the Code of Practice

Media launch of Fit for Purpose - assessing compliance with the Code of Practice

by Fish Ip — last modified Feb 18, 2022 03:54 PM

FADWU research report reveals government monitoring on private employment agencies is still lacking.

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Malaysia: Justice to Adelina ! Stop Abuse - No to exclusion from Labour Protection!

Malaysia: Justice to Adelina ! Stop Abuse - No to exclusion from Labour Protection!

by Fish Ip — last modified Dec 10, 2021 04:54 PM

An abuser of domestic workers should not be walking free. We must give justice and rights to migrant domestic workers in Malaysia. AMMPO and PERTIMIG Malaysia express their demand to include domestic workers in the Employment Act (2021) Bill.

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Workers take fight for social protection to ILC

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 11, 2021 04:40 PM

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IDWF Statement on the Global Day of Action on Care 2021

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 29, 2021 02:49 PM

As care work is not only the unpaid feminized labor within families, but it also encompasses work within the paid economy, particularly jobs that provide market substitutes for services women once provided in the home, we must investigate the labor divides within the paid care sector.

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In Solidarity: IDWF calls for the inclusion of domestic workers in evacuation plans in Afghanistan

In Solidarity: IDWF calls for the inclusion of domestic workers in evacuation plans in Afghanistan

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 21, 2021 05:41 PM

We call for the inclusion of domestic workers in evacuation plans and the creation of safe channels for the return of low-waged migrants in Afghanistan to their home countries.

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Sri Lanka: Minister of Labor pledges to make laws for domestic workers

Sri Lanka: Minister of Labor pledges to make laws for domestic workers

by Fish Ip — last modified Aug 16, 2021 02:13 PM

With over a decade's fight for a domestic workers law by the Domestic Workers Union (DWU), Hon Namal Siripala De Silva, Labour minister of Sri Lanka, has promised now to bring cabinet paper within 2 weeks time to legally protect domestic workers.

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ILC109: Workers take fight for social protection to ILC

ILC109: Workers take fight for social protection to ILC

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 11, 2021 04:43 PM

The global networks of workers in the informal economy outlined three key demands for the discussion: 1) Direct representation of informal economy worker organizations, 2) universal social protection and 3) Collective and solidarity financing of social protection systems. Below is a summary of how these demands were reflected in the ILC discussion, and in the adopted conclusions.

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COVID-19: Guidance for Occupational Safety and Health for Employers and Domestic Workers

COVID-19: Guidance for Occupational Safety and Health for Employers and Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2021 05:48 PM

As part of the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, we have the immense pleasure to invite you to join us for the launch of COVID-19: Guidance for Occupational Safety and Health for Employers and Domestic Workers.

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The Silver Lining: Domestic Workers Organizing One Decade On - IDWF Statement on June 16, 2021

The Silver Lining: Domestic Workers Organizing One Decade On - IDWF Statement on June 16, 2021

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2021 03:26 PM

Domestic work must not stand outside of social protection, and domestic workers’ organizing must take a seat at every negotiation table: within unionism, social dialogue, and policy making.

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PERTIMIG Held Its First Online Founding Congress Amidst Malaysia Lockdown

PERTIMIG Held Its First Online Founding Congress Amidst Malaysia Lockdown

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2021 03:07 PM

Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers Association (PERTIMIG) held the 1st Online Founding Congress on 13th June 2021 despite Malaysia lockdown, proving how domestic workers movement is unstoppable and strong.

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The Domestic Workers Convention (C189) celebrates its 10th anniversary but Social Protection is not yet part of our reality

The Domestic Workers Convention (C189) celebrates its 10th anniversary but Social Protection is not yet part of our reality

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2021 05:21 PM

On June 16th, the Convention 189 (C189), a huge milestone for Domestic Workers around the world, celebrates its 10th anniversary. The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) will mark this occasion in a zoom webinar on June 13th. We will remember how in 2011, workers, employers, and governments came together to adopt the convention on decent work for domestic workers.

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10 Years of Resilience: a Celebration of the Domestic Workers Convention

10 Years of Resilience: a Celebration of the Domestic Workers Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 06, 2021 03:52 PM

The IDWF is going to have this Webinar celebration with domestic workers from all around the world!

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Hong Kong: Financial Accounting Manager (CLOSED)

Hong Kong: Financial Accounting Manager (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 15, 2021 04:01 PM

We are hiring a Financial Accounting Manager to fulfill the following key responsibilities and tasks.

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Malaysia: AMMPO and PERTIMIG welcomes Government's move to cover some social security of domestic workers

Malaysia: AMMPO and PERTIMIG welcomes Government's move to cover some social security of domestic workers

by Fish Ip — last modified May 03, 2021 11:09 AM

The two migrant domestic workers organizations issue a joint May Day statement in response to the announcement of the Ministry of Human Resource (MoHR) in Malaysia to extend social security coverage to domestic workers. Yet, concrete

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2021 May Day: Joint Statement from Online Asia Assembly of Migrant Domestic Workers

2021 May Day: Joint Statement from Online Asia Assembly of Migrant Domestic Workers

by Fish Ip — last modified May 01, 2021 10:49 PM

Despite the COVID19 restrictions and all kind of suppressions, workers are resilient. Without resilience, without struggle, there will be no way to get light for our plight. On International Labour Day, migrant domestic workers (MDWs) leaders from Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and Singapore join together at an online assembly. FADWU Hong Kong initiates the assembly.

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May Day 2021 : Against Incidental Survival: Social Protection for Domestic Workers is not Luxury, it is a Must.

May Day 2021 : Against Incidental Survival: Social Protection for Domestic Workers is not Luxury, it is a Must.

by IDWFED — last modified May 01, 2021 03:49 PM

"Social protection must not be the exclusionary luxury of some workers only, but a basic undeniable right for domestic workers as well,” said Myrtle Witbooi, President of IDWF. “No recovery would be possible otherwise."

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No Recovery is Possible without us: Health and Safety at Work for Domestic Workers

No Recovery is Possible without us: Health and Safety at Work for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 28, 2021 05:17 PM

There is no safe way to emerge from this pandemic without the insurance of health and safety at work for domestic workers.

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