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2013

  1. Working time of live-in domestic workers

    28 November 2013

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  2. “Meeting the needs of my family too”: Maternity protection and work-family measures for domestic workers

    01 July 2013

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  3. Snapshot: ILO in action, domestic workers

    31 May 2013

    A growing number of countries are taking measures to improve the living and working conditions of domestic workers. But the momentum needs to be stepped up to ensure that domestic workers worldwide enjoy labour rights, just like other workers.

  4. Philippines enact new law protecting domestic workers

    18 April 2013

    The Philippines has promulgated a new domestic workers law, namely the Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers (Republic Act 10361), which is also called the Domestic Workers Act.1 It was signed into law by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on 18 January 2013.

  5. Thailand: new Ministerial Regulation offers better protection of domestic workers' rights

    28 March 2013

    On 9 November 2012, a new Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E. 2555) entered into force improving workplace rights for domestic workers in the Kingdom of Thailand. Issued under the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (1998), the Regulation applies to employers employing workers to perform domestic work which does not involve business operations. It aligns several aspects of the legislation with the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and Recommendation (No. 201).

2012

  1. Country profile: domestic work legislation in Spain

    24 February 2012

    The Government of Spain recently promulgated Royal Decree 1620/2011 of 14 November, regulating the special relationship that characterizes service within the family household.

2011

  1. Fact sheet on Domestic Workers' profile and working conditions in the Philippines

    08 November 2011

    This factsheet presents the profile of domestic workers and their employers in the Philippines, and provides an insight into two important aspects of domestic work, namely wages and working hours.

  2. Convention No. 189 - Questions and answers

    10 August 2011

    This short factsheet will help you understand what Convention No. 189 is, who it covers, and what minimum standards it sets.

  3. Coverage of domestic workers by key working conditions laws

    13 June 2011

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  4. Global and regional estimates on domestic workers

    27 May 2011

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  5. Measuring the economic and social value of domestic work

    19 May 2011

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  6. Working hours in domestic work

    19 May 2011

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  7. Remuneration in domestic work

    19 May 2011

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  8. Code of conduct for employers of domestic workers in Zambia

    18 April 2011

    From the Zambia Federation of Employers

  9. Country profile: Domestic work legislation in Zambia

    18 April 2011

    The Government of Zambia has recently enacted the Minimum Wages and Conditions of Employment (Domestic Workers) Order, 2011, which has been published as Statutory Instrument No. 3 of 2011 (7 January 2011).

2010

  1. Achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 through Decent Work

    01 May 2010

    Despite progress in some regions, child mortality rates remain intolerably high in poor countries and among the poorest families. Most of these deaths can be prevented. Improving child protecti on and the status of women is key to achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG4). The International Labour Organization supports efforts to reach MDG 4 with a focus on working mothers, health-care workers, combating child labour and extending social protection.

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