News and articles on domestic work

  1. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    The new ILO Global Wage Report 2020-2021 examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. It shows that adequate minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 and beyond.

  2. Annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank

    ILO: The world economy needs a new engine of economic recovery

    16 October 2020

    In written statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned against higher levels of poverty and inequality resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Highlighting the urgent need for social protection for all, he called for profound structural changes to build back better and faster.

  3. © ILO 2022

    Unpaid production work

    Millions of hours spent daily on unpaid work: Evidence from Asia and the Pacific

    25 September 2020

    Unpaid production work is the foundation of all other productive work, yet the time spent on these activities is often neglected in labour market analyses.

  4. Equal pay

    Prioritize pay equity in COVID-19 recovery

    18 September 2020

    The Equal Pay International Coalition says governments need to take action to close the pay gap between women and men.

  5. World Youth Skills Day

    1st ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call winner announced

    15 July 2020

    The winner of the first ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call has been announced, and the USD 50,000 prize has gone to a domestic workers association in Zimbabwe.

  6. Domestic Workers Convention

    Ratification by Mexico of Convention No. 189 on Domestic Workers

    06 July 2020

    Mexico is committed to promoting decent work for domestic workers. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Undersecretary of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Mexican Foreign Ministry participated in a virtual ceremony.

  7. © A. Mirza / ILO 2022

    Blog

    COVID-19 shows why domestic workers need same rights and protection as others

    16 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of domestic workers.