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by IDWFED published Feb 11, 2015 09:04 PM

Mexico: Local Deputy urged the Senate to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 07, 2015 03:39 PM

As part of a legal analysis of labor, today law experts demanded a better legislation in some labor sectors as the domestic one. Therefore local deputies exhorted the Senate of the Republic to ratify Convention 189 of the International Labor Organization on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Deputy José Ángel Alvarado Hernández, coordinator of the Legislative Group of New Alliance, mentioned that the domestic workers represent 4.6 percent of the economically active population in our country, of which 90 percent are women.

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Mexico: 28 Million Workers, including domestic workers are in the informality

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 03:02 PM

Researchers of the Independent National University of Mexico (UNAM) presented a series of results on the national economy, in which they emphasize that 59 percent of the employed population, that is to say, 28 million people are in the informality. Among those who are 60 years old or more, this situation reaches to 75.7 percent.

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Paraguay: Ministry for Justice and Work raises law project that grants major protection to domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 23, 2015 06:08 PM

With the aim of valorizing the domestic work and eradicating the unfavorable discriminatory practices in this sector, the Ministry of Justice and Work (MJT) raises a series of adjustments to be considered within the legislation. The law proposal includes the control of the fulfillment of labor laws in the domestic sector, the health insurance, the retirement, days of rest and an increase of the base of the wage until 60% of the effective minimum pay.

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Latin American & Caribbean: 6th CONLACTRAHO Congress and Regional Seminar

by IDWFED — last modified May 03, 2016 06:22 PM

The secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Domestic Workers (CONLACTRAHO) has the honor to invite to participate in the “6th Congress and Regional Seminar”, which will be carried out from the 1 to the 5 of May 2012 in Mexico.

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Latin America: International Domestic Workers' Day - Re-launching the C189 Campaign

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 07, 2015 04:34 PM

This year, domestic workers in Latin America, jointly with trade unions and other allies re-launched the C189 campaign to press governments to ratify the Convention as soon as possible to protect rights of domestic workers.

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Mexico: Decent Work for Female Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 07, 2015 04:44 PM

The Institute for Women of Mexico City (Inmujeres-DF) reiterates its support in the scope of its capacity for the ratification of Convention 189 and Recommendation 201 by the International Labor Organization (ILO), instruments which establish internationally the labor standards for a decent work in the sector of domestic work.

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Peru: Convention 189 will be ratified during the present legislature

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 23, 2015 05:37 PM

Concerning the domestic workers who demand the urgent ratification of Convention 189 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on the rights of domestic workers, it seems that they will finally see a part of their yearnings fulfilled, before the commitment assumed by the Commission of Work of the Congress to pick up the exigency.

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Argentina: Registration of Domestic Workers is taking place in Jujeña

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 07, 2015 03:53 PM

From the 3 to the 7 of April a campaign for the recording of domestic work will be carried out in the Jujuy capital, as in the rest of the country, one of the activities with greater incidence in the black labor market of the province. It will be operative for the awareness and information for both the employers and the employees. The announcement was realized by the delegate of the Ministry of Work in Jujuy, Carlos Guarini, in company of the regional delegate, José Hugo Ceriani.

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Peru: 20% employed women are paid domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 02:30 PM

In the center of Lima an informative fair was realized to celebrate the international domestic workers' day the 30 of March. With a musical frame, informative chats, psychological and legal direction, in Alameda Chabuca Granda the “5th Great Fair of Rights for Domestic Workers” took place.

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Peru: Union of Domestic Workers in Arequipa, demanded for protection of domestic workers rights

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 02:25 PM

In the city live between 2,000 and 2,500 people dedicated to domestic work, which in their majority receive low pays and abuses on the part of the employers, the Secretary General of the Domestic Workers' Union of Arequipa, Marleny Robles Lazo, informed.

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Peru: National Union of Domestic Workers, the SINTRAHOGARP, demanded ratification of C189 at the Forum for Labor Rights

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 02:00 PM

Sunday 25 of March, the National Union of Domestic Workers - Sintrahogarp, constituted by more than 5,000 women all over the country, realized the fifth Fair-Forum for their labor rights in Lima, which started in the morning at 10 and went on until 6 in the afternoon.

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Nicaragua: It is necessary that domestic workers are organized in unions, according to the Labour Minister

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 02:57 PM

With the aim of informing on their labor rights and elevating the employability level, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Work organized a Forum directed to the women workers of the remunerated domestic sector.

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Global: International Domestic Workers Network Launches Film on Convention 189

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 23, 2015 09:17 PM

C189: Conventional Wisdom

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Global: 48.3% migrant workers are women, facing increased vulnerability and discrimination

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 07, 2015 04:09 PM

Caritas International denounces in a recent report, «The Female Face of Immigration», the difficult life conditions for the 104 million migrant women worldwide (a 48.3% of the total). The ultimate goal of the study is to draw attention on the specific needs of those who are forced to leave their countries in general, and to emphasize the women's situation which is even more burdening than the one of the men.

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Dominican Republic: Special Training Centre in Domestic Services (CEFESD) opened on March 12

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 23, 2015 08:41 PM

The first Special Training Center in Domestic Services (CEFESD) has been inaugurated, with the aim to enable, to form and to spread the duties and labor rights to employers, employees and especially to the domestic workers.

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Global: Three unionists shared their experiences on domestic workers activities & campains for ratification of ILO instruments

Global: Three unionists shared their experiences on domestic workers activities & campains for ratification of ILO instruments

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 01:42 PM

Since the adoption in june 2011 of the the Convention 189 (C 189)and the Recommendation 201 (R 201)for domestic workers by government , worker and employer delegates of the ILO, ,Unions in collaborration with ILO-Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) have many activities for the promotition of these two ILO instruments at the state and regional levels .In the following interwiew, three unionists shared their experiences about this issue. ACTRAV INFO met with Ms. Marieke Koning, Equality Officer at International trade union confederation (ITUC), Ms. Barbro Budin, Gender & Equality Officer and Trade Union Development Officer at International union federation (IUF) and Elizabeth Tang, International Coordinator at International Domestic Workers’ Network (IDWN).

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Antigua and Barbuda: Union calls on government to ratify convention 189

Antigua and Barbuda: Union calls on government to ratify convention 189

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 02:27 PM

On the occasion of International Women's day commemorated today, a trade unionist here has called on government to ratify the ILO Convention 189, which speaks to decent work and domestic workers.

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Bolivia: Federation of Domestic Workers of Bolivia calls for immediate ratification of C189

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 07, 2015 03:48 PM

Almost one year after its adoption, this convention has not been ratified yet by Bolivia nor by any other country, in spite of having received 396 votes in favor, among them, the one of Bolivia. This norm establishes that millions of domestic workers will be able to have the same basic rights as other workers, including reasonable working hours, weekly rest of at least 24 consecutive hours, a limit to payments in species, clear information on the terms and the conditions of the employment, as well as the respect to the principles and fundamental labor rights, including those of union freedom and collective negotiation.

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Global: Domestic Workers Around the World Support JalaPRT, Indonesia

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 08:52 PM

We urge the Indonesian government: to Establish a Law for the Protection of Domestic Workers, to Ratify the ILO Convention 189 and R201 Now.

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Caribbean: Caribbean Domestic Workers Network Launched

Caribbean: Caribbean Domestic Workers Network Launched

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 09:31 PM

Domestic workers from across the Caribbean have come together to establish a network dedicated to advancing efforts to ensure that the work of domestic workers is recognised as valid work alongside other catergories of work, and that these employees are treated with dignity and respect.

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Uruguay: The National Day of Domestic Workers is Celebrated

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 09:35 PM

The Latin American Regional Secretariat of the IUF, saluted all domestic workers on this day in Uruguay, while calling the appropriate authorities to expedite the ratification of Convention 189 and Recommendation 201 of the ILO recently adopted at the 100th International Labour Conference.

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Trinidad & Tobago: CAFRA Congratulates NUDE For ILO Victory

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:35 PM

The Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (Trinidad and Tobago) congatulated the National Union of Domestic Workers on the historic achievement of a Domestic Worker Convention at the ILO Conference. CAFRA praised the late Clotil Walcott of NUDE, as well as James Lynch, Salisha Ali and Ida Le Blanc, NUDE General Secretary.

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Guatamala: First domestic workers union formed

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 03:22 PM

The first union for domestic workers in the history of Guatamala, SITRODOMSA, was formed in April, 2011.

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Global: Reversing a History of Exclusion through International Labour Law

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 03:42 PM

Claire Hobden, a junior project officer at the ILO, addressed the necessary legal protections sought by domestic workers, and the value of the standard-setting process.

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Global: "Domestic workers: their time now" by Celia Mather

Global: "Domestic workers: their time now" by Celia Mather

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 25, 2015 04:12 PM

Celia Mather, a UK-based writer on global labour issues, including for the IDWN, recently published an article in International Union Rights. Ms. Mather hails the historic fight that domestic workers have embarked on to win an ILO Convention that gives them fundamental rights equal to other workers.

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Global: Campaign for Decent Work and Rights for Domestic Workers

Global: Campaign for Decent Work and Rights for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 05:18 PM

Between International Human Rights Day (10 December 2010) and the opening of the International Labour Conference (1 June 2011) organized domestic workers and support organizations will lobby their governments to vote for a meaningful and strong rights-based international Convention to protect domestic workers.

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Trinidad & Tobago: National Union of Domestic Workers Gets ILO Support

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 25, 2015 04:36 PM

The International Labour Organization (ILO), Office for the Caribbean and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) are supporting the renewed efforts of the National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) of Trinidad and Tobago to mobilize domestic workers and defend the rights and interests of domestic workers.

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Global: UN Recommends Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers Worldwide

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 04:25 PM

The UN Committee on Migrant Workers adopted guidance in the form of a "General Comment" that interprets the 1990 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

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Trinidad and Tobago: The dismissal of Ria Sinanan, a domestic worker in the East of Trinidad

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 25, 2015 05:57 PM

Ria Sinanan worked as a domestic worker for a family in the East of Trinidad. She is twenty eight (28) years old and started employment with the employer in June, 1998 until she was dismissed on April 7, 2009.

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Global: Declaration of the Conference "Respect and Rights" - Protection for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 04:20 PM

Protection for domestic workers!! ¡Protección para trabajadoras domésticas!

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