The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) is receiving the Silver Rose Award in the category "Organising International Solidarity" from Solidar. The award honors IDWF’s achievements to build a strong, democratic and united domestic/ household workers global organization to protect and advance domestic workers’ rights everywhere. IDWF is the only international trade union federation led by women. It aims to organise a united, international voice for domestic workers and, on a local level, to build collective strength to ensure rights of domestic workers.
The state of Connecticut took a giant first step forward for domestic workers in their state by passing the Connecitcut Domestic Worker Bill in the state house of representatives. Now it's off to Governor Malloy to sign into law!
Dominican Republic officially becomes the 18th country to ratify C189
The CSC, the FGTB and CGSLB welcomed the June 10 filing today by the Minister Kris Peeters of Belgium's ratification instruments for Conventions 189 and 159 of the ILO on decent work for domestic workers and rehabilitation professional and employment of disabled people.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance and Hand in Hand are launching a national Fair Care Pledge initiative with Care.com, which will ask the company's over 6 million employer users to become fair domestic employers by providing a living wage, paid time off and clear expectations. The pledge will go out to 1 million of their users on June 10. They will also provide families with tools and resources to meet those obligations. They unveiled it at the Clinton Global Initiative and the Former President Bill Clinton recognized the Fair Care Pledge.
MY FAIR HOME
MY FAIR HOME
We call upon people in our communities, in particular the employers, to hold hands with domestic workers in the “My Fair Home” campaign to ensure dignity and decent work to all domestic workers.