IDWN: Respect and Rights for Domestic Workers

IDWN: Respect and Rights for Domestic Workers

Dear friends,

For us domestic workers, June 16, 2011 will go down in history as the day we were finally recognized as workers. At the 100th International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland, governments, employers and trade unions from around the world adopted the first Convention (http:// ; C 189) and accompanying Recommendation ( ; R 201) on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, establishing global labor standards for domestic workers. Support for the Convention was overwhelming, with 396 voting in favor, and only 16 voting against. The Recommendation passed with 90% approval. Learn more at


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