Domestic workers

  • Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment and are among the most vulnerable groups of workers. They work for private households, often without clear terms of employment, unregistered in any book, and excluded from the scope of labour legislation. Currently there are at least 67 million domestic workers worldwide, not including child domestic workers and this number is increasing steadily in developed and developing countries.

Policy resources (by theme)

  1. An overview of the most important ILO policy resources and tools – grouped by category:

    • wages
    • working time
    • social protection
    • collective bargaining
    • migrant domestic workers
    • labour inspection...