Domestic workers want dignity in their workplaces

A domestic worker draws a parallel between office workers and domestic workers, highlighting that both categories of workers deserve respect, in their respective workplaces.

Date issued: 23 June 2023 | Size/duration: 00:03:24

Every year, 16 June is observed as Domestic Workers Day. It marks the anniversary of the 2011 passage of the ILO Convention 189 for Decent Work for Domestic Workers, establishing international labour law for domestic workers.

Domestic workers have been urging for decent work in their workplaces and the ratification of C189 in India.

This year, the ILO and the Labour Department of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi organized a workshop for increasing the recognition of the importance of care workers in India, including domestic workers. To ensure their well-being, the Labour Department has initiated consultations on possible legislation covering domestic workers.

Nearly 100 participants including representatives from the Labour Department, trade unions, workers’ organizations, and civil society organizations and domestic workers participated in the workshop.
Every year, 16 June is observed as Domestic Workers Day. It marks the anniversary of the 2011 passage of the ILO Convention 189 for Decent Work for Domestic Workers, establishing international labour law for domestic workers.

Domestic workers have been urging for decent work in their workplaces and the ratification of C189 in India.

This year, the ILO and the Labour Department of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi organized a workshop for increasing the recognition of the importance of care workers in India, including domestic workers. To ensure their well-being, the Labour Department has initiated consultations on possible legislation covering domestic workers.

Nearly 100 participants including representatives from the Labour Department, trade unions, workers’ organizations, and civil society organizations and domestic workers participated in the workshop.