IDWF support women workers in Ukraine

19 June, 2014, IDWF | IDWF


The Executive Committee of the International Domestic Workers' Federation, IDWF, held its first meeting following their founding Congress on June 11 at the IUF secretariat in Geneva.

The meeting was preceded by a planning workshop with EC members and the regional coordinators. Some of the IDWF representatives participated in the ILO discussions on "Transitioning from the informal to the formal Economy" and "Strengthening action to end forced labour" respectively.

The IDWF EC expressed its solidarity with the Women's Committee of the Agro-industrial workers union in Ukraine in its continued struggle for women workers' rights and a democratic and peaceful development in the country.

Photo: Giuliana Mesina

Solidarity statement
from the International Domestic Workers’ Federation (IDWF)
to the Women’s Committee of the Agro-Industrial Workers’ Union of Ukraine (AIWUU)

The IDWF Executive Committee meeting on June 11, 2014, at the IUF office in Geneva, join hands with the Women’s Committee of the AIWUU and

  • Warmly congratulates the AIWUU Women’s Committee for their continued efforts to improve and reinforce women workers’ rights and conditions through collective bargaining
  • Strongly supports the courageous fight of the AIWUU against discrimination, violence, exploitation and abuse against women workers, including forced labour, and its struggle for democracy and peace
  • Invites the AIWUU Women’s Committee to be part of the IDWF’s worldwide campaign for domestic workers’ rights as enshrined in ILO Convention 189;
  • Calls upon the government of Ukraine to take all appropriate measures to put an end to abuse and discriminatory treatment of workers and in particular of women workers and to bring peace and well-being into the country.
  • Encourage Ukraine women workers to strengthen their solidarity, unite and be strong.

Declaración de solidaridad
De la Federación Internacional de Trabajadoras Y Trabajadores Domésticos/del Hogar (IDWF)
Al Comité de la Mujer del Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Agroindustria de Ucrania (AIWUU)

El Comité Ejecutivo de IDWF reunido el 11 de junio de 2014 en la oficina de la UITA en Ginebra, aúna esfuerzos con el Comité de la Mujer de AIWUU y

  • Felicita calurosamente al Comité de la Mujer de AIWUU por su continua labor en pro de la mejora y consolidación de los derechos y condiciones de las trabajadoras a través de la negociación colectiva.
  • Apoya enérgicamente la valerosa lucha de AIWUU contra la discriminación, violencia, explotación y abusos que sufren las trabajadoras y trabajadores, incluido el trabajo forzoso, así como apoya su lucha por paz y democracia
  • Invita al Comité de la Mujer de AIWUU a participar en la campaña mundial de IDWF en favor de los derechos de las trabajadoras domésticas/del hogar tal como se consagran en el Convenio 189 de la OIT;
  • Exhorta al gobierno de Ucrania a tomar todas las medidas correspondientes para poner fin al abuso y el trato discriminatorio contra los trabajadores y, en particular contra las trabajadoras, a fin de llevar así paz y bienestar a la nación.
  • Alienta a las trabajadoras ucranianas a reforzar su solidaridad, unirse y mantenerse firmes.

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