Decent work for domestic workers

Initial assessment and planning workshop on decent work for domestic workers: Documentation report

The Domestic Work Technical Working Group (DW TWG), which is composed of government agencies, trade unions, domestic workers’ associations, and employers group, was formed in 2009 to serve as the consultative venue and campaign vehicle for the ratification of International Labour Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers and the Batas Kasambahay. The TWG has largely been recognized as a key force behind the Philippine ratification of ILO Convention No. 189 in 2012 and the enactment of Republic Act No. 10361 or the Batas Kasambahay in 2013.

The workshop aimed to: (a) assess the gains of the Domestic Work TWG, concerned government agencies, and other social partners involved in the implementation of the Batas Kasambahay based on the targets and commitments made during the 2014 Action Planning Workshop; (b) document the lessons learned implementing programmes and activities formulated and implemented based on the 2014 Action Plan; and (c) formulate the elements of the Philippine Action Plan on Decent Work for Domestic Workers for 2017-2022 which shall serve as part of the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan that is currently being developed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).