News and articles on domestic work

  1. News

    Sexual harassment at workplace Bill passed in India

    04 September 2012

  2. Article

    Time for Arabs to live up to their call for social justice by protecting vulnerable workers

    15 August 2012

    Which Arab country will be the first to ratify the Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers?

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    Uruguay takes the lead to protect domestic workers

    24 July 2012

    Providing protection for the world's millions of domestic workers has taken a major step forward. In April 2012, Uruguay became the first country to ratify ILO Convention 189, the landmark treaty guaranteeing domestic workers get the same core labour protections as other workers. Uruguay has long been a leader in protecting the rights of domestic workers, but ratifying the convention demanded a unique approach; a group of Uruguayan housewives were called on to represent the employers of domestic workers at the bargaining table.

  4. News

    One year on, Uruguay is first to ratify ILO domestic work Convention

    14 June 2012

    Uruguay becomes the first to ratify the ILO’s standard-setting Convention on Domestic Workers. The international treaty aims to improve the lives of domestic workers worldwide in the face of huge decent work deficits.

  5. Article

    The “abused maid”: A good tale for a film, but not for real life

    07 June 2012

    Millions of domestic workers get paid below the minimum wage, and rarely benefit from health insurance, paid leave, or even time off. Has anything changed since the adoption last year of the ILO’s Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers?

  6. News

    Uruguay Parliament has approved ratification of C189. On 30 April, President promulgated ratification decree.

    15 May 2012

  7. Article

    Domestic workers – ‘family’ or employees?

    27 April 2012

    Almost a year ago, in June 2011, a milestone event took place that promised to improve the lives of millions of working people – mostly women - worldwide, including more than a quarter of a million in Hong Kong and potentially as many as 20 million in mainland China. By Amelita King-Dejardin Conditions of Work and Employment Branch, ILO