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Jamaica: Domestic workers rally for the Ratification of C189

Jamaica: Domestic workers rally for the Ratification of C189

Dec 15, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Jamaica,by IDWFED

On December 15, Jamaica Household Workers' Association with over 200 Domestic Workers and partners from across the island gathered in Kingston pressuring the Government to ratify Convention 189.

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Cambodia: Domestic workers organised IHRD event march and submit petition for ratify ILO C189

Cambodia: Domestic workers organised IHRD event march and submit petition for ratify ILO C189

Dec 10, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Cambodia,by IDWFED

On Human right Day (10 Dec)Solidarity house and other partners (CDWN, CWMO, CICA, CYN, CTSWF, CFSWF, CWCD CCFC and IDEA marched from Solidarity house to Ministry of labor.

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USA: NDWA Celebrating 5 Years on November 14 "LEADING WITH LOVE"

USA: NDWA Celebrating 5 Years on November 14 "LEADING WITH LOVE"

Nov 14, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

LEADING WITH LOVE: Celebrating 5 Years of NDWA on November 14th in Washington DC. Will you join us to celebrate their legacy?

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Colombia: SINTRASEDOM celebrates its 13th Congress

Colombia: SINTRASEDOM celebrates its 13th Congress

from Sep 13, 2012 08:00 AM to Sep 18, 2012 07:59 AM Colombia,by IDWFED

SINTRASEDOM, Colombia, celebrates its 13th Congress On September 13-17, one hundred delegates from various parts of Colombia met in Bogotá for the 13th congress of the domestic workers’ union SINTRASEDOM. The union is more than 30 years old and one of the funding members of the Latin American and Caribbean confederation of domestic workers, CONLACTRAHO.

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Guinea: Historic workshop for domestic workers - Domestic workers in Guinee Parliament

Guinea: Historic workshop for domestic workers - Domestic workers in Guinee Parliament

from Oct 13, 2012 08:00 AM to Oct 15, 2012 07:59 AM Guinea,by IDWFED

On October 13 and 14, SYNTRAD/IDWN domestic workers workshop was held at the parliament building, upon invitation by the President of Guinea Parliament, Ms Rabiatou Serah Diallo.

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Guinea: SYNTRAD celebrated Oct 7, the World Day of Decent Work

Guinea: SYNTRAD celebrated Oct 7, the World Day of Decent Work

Oct 07, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Guinea,by IDWFED

SYNTRAD, the domestic workers union in Guinea, celebrated Oct 7, the World Day of Decent Work (WDDW), by organizing a Caravane to sensibilize public opinion around C189 and pledge the government to ratify the convention.

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Tanzania: Two days National Workshop on Domestic Workers in August 2012

Tanzania: Two days National Workshop on Domestic Workers in August 2012

from Aug 17, 2012 08:00 AM to Aug 19, 2012 07:59 AM Tanzania,by IDWFED

The 2-day National Workshop on Domestic Workers in Tanzania was held from 17-18 August 2012. The Conservation, Hotels, Tourism and Allied Workers Union (CHODAWU) in collaboration with International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN), FES organized the Workshop.

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Kenya: Domestic workers demand for equal minimum wage

Kenya: Domestic workers demand for equal minimum wage

Jul 01, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

On July 1st, 31 domestic workers took to the streets in Ukunda in Kwale district to demand payment of a minimum wage to domestic workers just like all other workers. It was one of the three campaigns launched by the union, KUDHEIHA.

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Global: IUF/IDWN/ITUC Meeting on the First Anniversary of the C189

Global: IUF/IDWN/ITUC Meeting on the First Anniversary of the C189

Jun 08, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

On June 8, over 80 participants, including representatives from governments, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and national trade union centres, as well as the German FES and other civil society organizations, came together in a meeting organized by the IDWN and the Global Unions, IUF and ITUC. It was held at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, where C189 was won last year.

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Mexico: CONLACTRAHO elected new leadership & adopted a 4-year Action Plan

Mexico: CONLACTRAHO elected new leadership & adopted a 4-year Action Plan

from May 01, 2012 08:00 AM to May 06, 2012 07:59 AM Mexico,by IDWFED

CONLACTRAHO, the regional organization of domestic workers organizations in Latin America and the Caribbeans held its 6th Congress in Mexico City on May 1 – 5, 2012. It concluded by adopting a 4-year Action Plan and elected a new leadership.

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Sri Lanka: Domestic Workers Union Conference finalizing an action plan

Sri Lanka: Domestic Workers Union Conference finalizing an action plan

Apr 15, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Sri Lanka,by IDWFED

Domestic Workers Union had a very successful conference on the 15th April 2012. Domestic workers from Kandy, Maskeliya, Hatton, Tallawakela and Hunnasgiriya participated at this conference. In addition, ten tea plantation workers and five garment factory workers also attended to extend their solidarity.

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Switzerland: Domestic Workers at the ILC Geneva 2009

Switzerland: Domestic Workers at the ILC Geneva 2009

Mar 19, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Ida Le Blanc, general secretary of the National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE), attended the International Labor Organization Conference in Geneva in June, 2009 and submitted a report.

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Trinidad & Tobago: NUDE fighting for domestic workers to be considered as workers

Trinidad & Tobago: NUDE fighting for domestic workers to be considered as workers

Mar 19, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

It is not surprising that a number of organizations involved in WinWages and the Global Women's Strike are organizations of domestic workers: domestic work is one of the main occupations of women worldwide. Because housework is unwaged and not recognized as "real work", even when we do it for pay it is one of the lowest paid and lowest status.

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India: IDWN-IUF held its First-ever National Meeting of Domestic Workers

India: IDWN-IUF held its First-ever National Meeting of Domestic Workers

from Mar 17, 2012 08:00 AM to Mar 19, 2012 07:59 AM India,by IDWFED

Over 35 domestic workers leaders and organizers participated at the first-ever IDWN and IUF national meeting of domestic workers in India in March this year.

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Trinidad and Tobago: International Women's Day - Creating Awareness for Domestic Workers' Rights

Trinidad and Tobago: International Women's Day - Creating Awareness for Domestic Workers' Rights

Mar 08, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Trinidad and Tobago,by IDWFED

The National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) has been participating in the Ministry's Caravan and distributing information on the Convention 189 NUDE Brochures, information on the Minimum Wage.

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Kenya: Unions Celebrate International Women's Day by Advocating for Domestic Workers Rights

Kenya: Unions Celebrate International Women's Day by Advocating for Domestic Workers Rights

Mar 08, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Kenya,by IDWFED

The Kenyan Trade Unions under the national umbrella body COTU, held a colorful celebration of International Women’s day on 8th March 2012. Women drawn from all affiliates from various industries gathered in Nairobi to mark the day.

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Guinea: Domestic workers sang and danced for C189 Ratification at the International Women's Day

Guinea: Domestic workers sang and danced for C189 Ratification at the International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Guinea,by IDWFED

During the International Women's Day celebration held in the People's Palace in Conakry, the domestic workers union of Guinea (SYNTRAD) showed its existance by a strong mobilization with songs, dance and drama.

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Philippines: IDWN led a delegation urging government of the Philippines to ratify C189 within 3 months

Mar 08, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Philippines,by IDWFED

On March 8, representatives from IDWN, Global Network-Asia, Migrant Forum Asia (MFA) and Amnesty International in Manila, met with the Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines.

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Tanzania: Symposium on equal participation of women in democratic governance by CHODAWU

Tanzania: Symposium on equal participation of women in democratic governance by CHODAWU

Mar 07, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Tanzania,by IDWFED

The trade union of Tanzania including the Conservation, Hotels, Domestic and Allied Workers Union (CHODAWU) organized a symposium dealing with equal participation of women in democratic governance.

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Indonesia: Jala PRT submitted 5000 signatures on the Domestic Workers Day

Indonesia: Jala PRT submitted 5000 signatures on the Domestic Workers Day

Feb 15, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Jakarta, Indonesia,by IDWFED

On February 15, the Domestic Workers Day in Indonesia, Jala PRT, network of domestic workers organizations in the country, supported by the trade unions and other allies, submitted 5,000 signatures to the Indonesian Government and members of parliament , to support their demand that the Government enact the Domestic Workers Bill and ratify C189 as soon as possible in order to improve the rights and conditions of domestic workers in the country.

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Kenya: The Africa Regional Workshop for domestic workers unions building

from Nov 28, 2011 08:00 AM to Nov 30, 2011 07:59 AM Nairobi, Kenya,by IDWFED

The Africa Regional Workshop was participated by 25 participants, almost all were leaders of domestic workers trade unions from 15 countries. Among them, four were affiliates of the IUF.

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Philippines: Asian Regional Conference - Realizing Decent Work for Domestic Workers, Towards Ratification of C189 in Asia

Philippines: Asian Regional Conference - Realizing Decent Work for Domestic Workers, Towards Ratification of C189 in Asia

from Oct 24, 2011 08:00 AM to Oct 27, 2011 07:59 AM Manila, Philippines,by IDWFED

The IDWN, in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation – Asia Pacific (ITUC AP), Global Network-Asia, and Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), held the Asian Regional Conference, titled: “Realizing Decent Work for Domestic Workers, Towards Ratification of C189 in Asia”, on October 24-26, 2011 in Manila, the Philippines.

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South Africa: Domestic workers summit recognises significant contribution of domestic workers to the economy

Aug 28, 2011 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

In August, the South African Domestic Services and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU), COSATU, NACTU, FEDUSA, International Labour Organization (ILO), Social Law Project, Labour Research Service, ANCWL, Progressive Women Movement of South Africa came together to celebrate Women's Month and to highlight the call to the South African Government to start the processes of ratifying the Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.

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Hong Kong: May Day Rally for Adoption of ILO Convention on Domestic Workers

Hong Kong: May Day Rally for Adoption of ILO Convention on Domestic Workers

May 01, 2011 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Every year on May Day, domestic workers join HKCUT rally. 2011 May day is a special May Day for us. One month later, member states of International Labour Organization (ILO) will vote at the 100th session of International Labour Conference on the adoption of an ILO convention on domestic workers. This will be the first time that domestic workers are declared internationally as workers. We should enjoy labour rights and should be treated equally with other workers.

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Bangladesh:10th year anniversary of the National Women Domestic Workers Union (NDWWU)

Bangladesh:10th year anniversary of the National Women Domestic Workers Union (NDWWU)

Mar 08, 2011 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Bangladesh,by IDWFED

The National Domestic Women Workers Union (NDWWU) established on March 8, 2001 with the aim of recognizing the rights and establishing the dignity of Domestic workers. This year is the 10th anniversary of the establishing of the rights and dignity of the domestic workers. On March 8, 2011 the 3rd national conference of NDWWU was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Germany: EFFAT Women's Conference - Domestic Workers on the international agenda – and in Europe?

Oct 19, 2009 from 08:30 PM to 10:00 PM Berlin, Germany,by IDWFED

Organised by the International Domestic Workers’ Network (IDWN) and sponsored by the German Commission for Justice and Peace.

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