Policy resources and tools

Making decent work a reality for domestic workers

Improving conditions in the domestic work sector is often perceived as unattainable: how can employers afford to pay domestic workers the minimum wage, let alone social security benefits? How can conditions be monitored if labour inspectors are prohibited from entering the private household? Yet increasingly unions, governments and employers are taking measures to make labour and social protections a reality for domestic workers. The following resources share the lessons learned from their experiences.

Project documentation | 27 January 2017
Find out what, where, and how it has been done:

WAGES

WORKING TIME

SOCIAL & LABOUR PROTECTION

ORGANIZING & COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

LABOUR INSPECTION

MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKERS

FORMALIZATION

COOPERATIVES

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES & RIGHTS AT WORK