Publications on domestic work

  1. Domestic Work Policy Brief no. 6

    “Meeting the needs of my family too”: Maternity protection and work-family measures for domestic workers

    01 July 2013

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

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    Ending child labour in domestic work and protecting young workers from abusive working conditions

    12 June 2013

    New report on domestic work within the framework of the two ILO fundamental conventions on child labour and the recently adopted instruments on decent work for domestic workers.

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    Snapshot: ILO in action, domestic workers

    31 May 2013

    A growing number of countries are taking measures to improve the living and working conditions of domestic workers. But the momentum needs to be stepped up to ensure that domestic workers worldwide enjoy labour rights, just like other workers.

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    Philippines enact new law protecting domestic workers

    18 April 2013

    The Philippines has promulgated a new domestic workers law, namely the Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers (Republic Act 10361), which is also called the Domestic Workers Act.1 It was signed into law by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on 18 January 2013.

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    Thailand: new Ministerial Regulation offers better protection of domestic workers' rights

    28 March 2013

    On 9 November 2012, a new Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E. 2555) entered into force improving workplace rights for domestic workers in the Kingdom of Thailand. Issued under the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (1998), the Regulation applies to employers employing workers to perform domestic work which does not involve business operations. It aligns several aspects of the legislation with the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and Recommendation (No. 201).

  6. Briefing note

    The European Parliament adopts resolution on the integration of migrants and its effects on the labour market

    14 March 2013

  7. At a glance

    Domestic workers: Facts and figures

    07 March 2013

  8. Domestic Workers

    Formalizing domestic work through the use of service vouchers-The particular cases of France, Belgium and the canton of Geneva

    14 January 2013

    In 2011, the ILO adopted Convention n° 189 and Recommendation n° 201 on decent work for domestic workers. All over the world, a large proportion of domestic workers remain in the informal economy, and this prevents them from fully enjoying all the rights enshrined in these new standards.

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    Domestic Workers Across the World: Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection

    09 January 2013

    This publication sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible” behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation.

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    Domestic workers across the world: Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection (SUMMARY)

    04 January 2013

    The report attempts to capture the size of the domestic work sector, working conditions and the extent of legal protection enjoyed by domestic workers worldwide. It includes global and regional statistics, and is intended to support the efforts of governments, employers and workers to secure social justice and decent work for domestic workers across the world.