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It's official! Ireland ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

2 September, 2014 | ILO | ILO
IRELAND -

Ireland is the 15th ILO member State and the third EU member State to ratify this instrument which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

Landmark day for workers in private homes as Ireland ratifies Domestic Workers Convention

9 July, 2014 | MRCI | MRCI
IRELAND -

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland welcomes ‘momentous’ ratification of ILO Convention

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) today (Wednesday 9th July) welcomed Ireland’s ratification of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, saying it will provide increased protection for thousands of vulnerable domestic workers here.

Ireland: Minister Bruton announces ratification of ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers

9 July, 2014 | Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Press Office | Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Press Office
IRELAND -

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton, TD, today announced the Government’s decision to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (No. 189), 2011.

Minister Bruton secured Government approval to ratify the Convention at its meeting yesterday. This decision puts Ireland among the small group of ILO member countries who have ratified this Convention. To date, only 14 ILO member countries out of 185 have ratified the Domestic Workers Convention and Ireland will be only the third EU country to ratify.

Minister Bruton said: “The decision to ratify the ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers is an important milestone and shows a strong commitment on the part of Ireland to the protection of the rights of domestic workers”.

Switzerland approved ratification of ILO-Convention 189 (German only)

12 June, 2014 | SRF | SRF
SWITZERLAND -

Der Nationalrat setzt ein Zeichen gegen die Ausbeutung von Hausangestellten in aller Welt. Trotz scharfer Kritik aus bürgerlichen Kreisen ratifiziert die grosse Kammer das Übereinkommen der Internationalen Arbeitsorganisation (IAO). Linke und CVP befürworten das Abkommen aus Solidaritätsgründen.

Colombia ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

12 May, 2014 | ILO | ILO
COLOMBIA -

On 9 May 2014, the Government of Colombia deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189). Colombia is the fourteenth ILO member State and the eight Latin American member State to ratify this instrument that seeks to improve the working and living conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

Argentina ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

24 March, 2014 | ILO | ILO
ARGENTINA -

On 24 March 2014, the Government of Argentina deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189). Argentina is the thirteenth ILO member State and the seventh Latin American member State to ratify this instrument that seeks to improve the working and living conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

Prime Minister: Jamaica to ratify ILO Household Workers Convention

10 March, 2014 | Jamaica Observer | Jamaica Observer
JAMAICA -

Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller says the Government is moving to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 189, which stipulates safeguards for the welfare of household workers globally, and outlines provisions to significantly enhance their status and working conditions.

"This is a matter which the Bureau (of Women's Affairs) has partnered with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the (Jamaica) Household Workers Union (on), to bring (it) to a successful outcome," Simpson Miller told Friday's cocktail reception at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, to commemorate the Bureau's 40th Anniversary, and International Women's Day, which was observed on March 8.

Germany ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

20 September, 2013 | ILO | ILO
GERMANY -

Germany is the 10th ILO member State and the second EU member State to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of an estimated 50 million domestic workers worldwide.

Red Thread welcomes Guyana's ratification of C189

17 September, 2013 | Joycelyn Bacchus, Joy Marcus, Red Thread | Guyana Chronicle

GUYANA -

Red Thread welcomes Guyana’s ratification of ILO Convention #189 recognising domestic workers as workers. Guyana is the first country in the Region to take this action, which the Caribbean Domestic Workers Network, of which Red Thread is a member, has been lobbying for in its six member states (Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, St Lucia and Guyana). The next step now for Guyana is implementation.

Landmark UN labour treaty extends rights for domestic workers worldwide

5 September, 2013 | UN News Centre | UN News Centre
GLOBAL -

A United Nations treaty entering into force today will extend the labour and social rights of some 53 million domestic workers around the world.

From today, the Domestic Workers Convention will be legally binding for signatory countries. The treaty was adopted in 2011 by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and is the first of its kind.

   “Today’s entry into force of Convention 189 sends a powerful signal to more than 50 million domestic workers worldwide,” said the Director of the ILO’s Working Conditions and Equality Department, Manuela Tomei.

   “I hope that it will also send a signal to ILO Member States and that we soon see more and more countries committing to protect the rights of domestic workers.”
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