News and articles on domestic work
Colombia ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention
12 May 2014
Colombia is the fourteenth ILO member State and the eight 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.
Rights to social protection: domestic workers are no exception
06 May 2014
A communications campaign to enrol more domestic workers in Paraguay with social security is showing the first signs of success.
Argentina ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention
24 March 2014
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.
International labour standards
Domestic workers: The need to speed up change
04 March 2014
We need to step up the speed of change to better protect domestic workers throughout the world, says ILO Wage Specialist Malte Luebker six months after the entry into force of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.
Tanzania launches an action plan to promote decent work for domestic workers
27 February 2014
Migrant Domestic Workers: Ensuring Human Rights and Making Decent Work a Reality
29 January 2014
This video is a compilation of the voices that were collected from speakers who were in attendance at the side event entitled 'Making Decent Work a Reality for Migrant Domestic Workers' at the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD). It specifically highlights the key messages of the discussion that took place and the recent launch of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Workers and their Families.
Working conditions: time for EU Member States to implement the ILO domestic workers convention
28 January 2014
The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a Decision authorising Member States to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention concerning fair and decent work for domestic workers.