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by IDWFED published Feb 11, 2015 09:06 PM
Global: IUF Resolution on decent work and dignity for Domestic Workers

Global: IUF Resolution on decent work and dignity for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 12, 2015 04:05 PM

Welcomes the adoption of the Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers (No. 189) and Recommendation (No. 201) by the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 16 June 2011.

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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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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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USA: Ai-jen Poo is one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 06:20 PM

Ai-jen Poo, the 38-year-old daughter of pro-democracy immigrants from Chiang Kai-shek's Taiwan, has been growing into that role ever since she was a student outraged by the stories of domestic workers, often immigrants or women of color, who labored long hours for low pay as maids, nannies and other household workers.

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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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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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USA: Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta on Workers' Rights

USA: Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta on Workers' Rights

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 02:07 PM

Bill Moyers talks with Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta about activism dedicated to restoring workers’ rights — rights they say have been stripped away by corporations. Domestic workers in particular, says Poo, are a “huge and growing part of the 99 percent.”

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Canada: New Law to Protect Domestic Workers in Quebec

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

The Minister for Labor Lise Thériault, presented on 3 april, at the National Assembly of the Province Quebec, the government bill No 60, a law aiming mainly at the modernization of the health system, occupational safety and its application to domestic workers.

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USA: Speak Out for the Rights of Domestic Workers in California

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 01:51 PM

With the event “Speak Out for the Rights of Domestic Workers” on 1st April, 2012, the organizers congregated not only domestic workers but also religious leaders, communitarians and activists, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) informed.

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Global: International Domestic Workers Network Launches Film on Convention 189

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 23, 2015 09:17 PM

C189: Conventional Wisdom

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Global: 48.3% migrant workers are women, facing increased vulnerability and discrimination

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 07, 2015 04:09 PM

Caritas International denounces in a recent report, «The Female Face of Immigration», the difficult life conditions for the 104 million migrant women worldwide (a 48.3% of the total). The ultimate goal of the study is to draw attention on the specific needs of those who are forced to leave their countries in general, and to emphasize the women's situation which is even more burdening than the one of the men.

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Global: Three unionists shared their experiences on domestic workers activities & campains for ratification of ILO instruments

Global: Three unionists shared their experiences on domestic workers activities & campains for ratification of ILO instruments

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 01:42 PM

Since the adoption in june 2011 of the the Convention 189 (C 189)and the Recommendation 201 (R 201)for domestic workers by government , worker and employer delegates of the ILO, ,Unions in collaborration with ILO-Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) have many activities for the promotition of these two ILO instruments at the state and regional levels .In the following interwiew, three unionists shared their experiences about this issue. ACTRAV INFO met with Ms. Marieke Koning, Equality Officer at International trade union confederation (ITUC), Ms. Barbro Budin, Gender & Equality Officer and Trade Union Development Officer at International union federation (IUF) and Elizabeth Tang, International Coordinator at International Domestic Workers’ Network (IDWN).

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USA: Be The Help - Win Rights and Respect for Domestic Workers

USA: Be The Help - Win Rights and Respect for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 01:16 PM

A Public Statement of the International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN) to the Department of Labor of the U. S. government in support of the newly proposed regulations to bring overtime and minimum-wage protections to two million home-care workers in the country, and to provide basic record-keeping protections for live-in domestic workers.

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Global: Domestic Workers Around the World Support JalaPRT, Indonesia

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 08:52 PM

We urge the Indonesian government: to Establish a Law for the Protection of Domestic Workers, to Ratify the ILO Convention 189 and R201 Now.

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USA: Domestic Workers Support Student Strikers at Hershey's

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 09:39 PM

Domestic workers from the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) met with student guestworkers who led a factory sit-in because of broken promises and unfair conditions.

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USA: AFL-CIO Partners with Domestic Workers Alliance - Call for Domestic Worker Representatives at ILC

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:33 PM

In a historic move, the AFL-CIO signed a new partnership agreement with the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

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USA: TUCA Publishes Support for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified May 03, 2016 06:20 PM

On May 1 women workers in the Americas mobilized to demand from governments and business the responses needed to assure passage of the new agreement “Decent Work for Domestic Workers” at the next International Labour Conference.

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Global: Reversing a History of Exclusion through International Labour Law

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 03:42 PM

Claire Hobden, a junior project officer at the ILO, addressed the necessary legal protections sought by domestic workers, and the value of the standard-setting process.

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Global: "Domestic workers: their time now" by Celia Mather

Global: "Domestic workers: their time now" by Celia Mather

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 25, 2015 04:12 PM

Celia Mather, a UK-based writer on global labour issues, including for the IDWN, recently published an article in International Union Rights. Ms. Mather hails the historic fight that domestic workers have embarked on to win an ILO Convention that gives them fundamental rights equal to other workers.

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Global: Campaign for Decent Work and Rights for Domestic Workers

Global: Campaign for Decent Work and Rights for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 05:18 PM

Between International Human Rights Day (10 December 2010) and the opening of the International Labour Conference (1 June 2011) organized domestic workers and support organizations will lobby their governments to vote for a meaningful and strong rights-based international Convention to protect domestic workers.

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Global: UN Recommends Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers Worldwide

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 04:25 PM

The UN Committee on Migrant Workers adopted guidance in the form of a "General Comment" that interprets the 1990 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

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USA: The Rights of Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 25, 2015 05:47 PM

There are more than 200,000 workplaces in New York State where fundamental labor standards do not apply, not even in theory. These are not sweatshops or salt mines. They are private homes, where housekeepers, nannies and caregivers for the elderly do work as important as it is isolated and unprotected.

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Global: Declaration of the Conference "Respect and Rights" - Protection for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 04:20 PM

Protection for domestic workers!! ¡Protección para trabajadoras domésticas!

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