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Mexico: JLCA insists to give respectful treatment to domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 03:05 PM

The president of the Local Conciliation and Arbitration Council (JLCA) of Mexico City, Ramon Montaño, called to the employers of domestic workers to conduct themselves with respect towards the domestic workers and to value what they contribute to a family.

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Mexico: ALDF Demands Ratification of C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 03:09 PM

The Legislative Assembly of the Federal District ALDF will speak up for domestic workers (servants, cooks, gardeners, drivers, etc.) so that in the City they receive wages similar to the effort which they develop and that the benefits of law are given to them like the Federal Labor Law, because according to the INEGI there exist more than two million people who work in homes and who do not receive worthy wage, nor indemnification, Christmas allowance, right workdays and human treatment.

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Philippines: Overseas deployment of Filipino domestic workers continues to rise

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 02:44 PM

The deployment of domestic workers abroad “continues to soar” despite the government requirement that they should be paid a basic salary of $400 a month, a recruitment industry expert said Saturday.

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USA: Cast your vote today, for Ai-Jen!

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 04:52 PM

Will you help us bring the TIME readership into our movement for domestic workers rights and recognition by voting for Ai-jen today? Voting just takes a moment and will bring national attention to our work for domestic workers rights in California and beyond.

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Argentina: Domestic Workers are registered for Retirement Scheme, according to Minister of Labour

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 01:56 PM

The cost of the registration is low and it's a simple payment as any service. Who registers domestic work is not an employer but somebody who gives an employment. And the difference is not only semantic. The Ministry of Work, Employment and Social Security will run a campaign until Saturday 7 for diffusion, education and awareness on the obligation of “work givers” to register domestic workers.

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Saudi Arabia: Efforts for rescue of 25 Indonesian employees in Saudi Arabian households

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 01:36 PM

Between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia a diplomatic tug-of-war was inflamed around condemned men. In Saudi Arabia 25 Indonesian women and men are at present sitting in a death cell.

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Peru: General Confederation of Workers (CGTP) called for ratification of C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 02:07 PM

The General Confederation of Workers of Peru (CGTP) requested the quick ratification of Convention 189 of the International Labor Organization (ILO), which recognizes the labor rights for domestic workers.

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USA: Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta on Workers' Rights

USA: Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta on Workers' Rights

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 02:07 PM

Bill Moyers talks with Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta about activism dedicated to restoring workers’ rights — rights they say have been stripped away by corporations. Domestic workers in particular, says Poo, are a “huge and growing part of the 99 percent.”

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Angola: National Women's Union appeals Angolan women to unite for C189 ratification

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 07, 2015 04:18 PM

The deputy general secretary of the UNTA-Trade Union Confederation, Maria Fernanda Francisco, called Tuesday in Luanda the Angolan women to make their efforts to get the ILO Convention 189 on domestic work adopted.

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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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Canada: New Law to Protect Domestic Workers in Quebec

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 03:26 PM

The Minister for Labor Lise Thériault, presented on 3 april, at the National Assembly of the Province Quebec, the government bill No 60, a law aiming mainly at the modernization of the health system, occupational safety and its application to domestic workers.

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Lebanon: UN expert urges Lebanon to investigate suicide of migrant domestic worker

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 03:14 PM

An update on the recent suicide case of Alma Dechasa, published on March 28: A United Nations independent expert urged Lebanon on 3 April 2012 to investigate the death of an Ethiopian migrant domestic worker who committed suicide days after being abused in the capital city of Beirut.

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Spain: Only 13% of domestic workers take refuge in the new regime of the Social Security

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2015 03:01 PM

Of the 700,000 domestic workers who are living in Spain according to the Survey of Active Population EPA, and of the 300,000 affiliates to the Social Security, 90,000 only go to the General Regime approved in the pensions reform.

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USA: Speak Out for the Rights of Domestic Workers in California

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 01:51 PM

With the event “Speak Out for the Rights of Domestic Workers” on 1st April, 2012, the organizers congregated not only domestic workers but also religious leaders, communitarians and activists, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) informed.

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Lebanon: An animated story of four Ethiopian domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 01:46 PM

In her feature film «Beirut», Rahel Zegeye, young domestic worker, tells the animated story of four Ethiopian domestic workers. An exceptional initiative in a country where the rights of migrant workers are too often spurned.

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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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UAE: New draft suggests stiff penalties on sponsors of domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 02:20 PM

The official said the ministry will deal sternly with the sponsor or any other person who violates the terms of contract of a domestic worker.

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Hong Kong: Court Overturns Ruling on Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 23, 2015 06:39 PM

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday overturned a ruling from last year that would have allowed foreign-born domestic workers to apply for permanent residency, the latest decision in a closely watched case.

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Saudi Arabia: Kusuma Nandina, Sri Lankan Domestic Worker, Worked 17 Years Without Pay

Saudi Arabia: Kusuma Nandina, Sri Lankan Domestic Worker, Worked 17 Years Without Pay

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 01:33 PM

alamy A Sri Lankan woman who worked as a domestic worker for a Saudi Arabian family for 17 years without pay has received $19,000 in compensation for her labor, Arabian Business reports.

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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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Lebanon: Stop Abuse of Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 23, 2015 08:51 PM

Investigate Recent Suicide; Enact Labor, Immigration Protections – Press release of Human Rights Watch

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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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