To loud applause and tears, the Geneva-based International Labour Organization (ILO) has adopted a treaty to protect millions of domestic workers around the world.
Under the new international legal instrument an estimated 100 million household employees should benefit from the right to vacation, maternity leave, unemployment insurance and regular working hours. Continue reading ILO adopts landmark domestic workers treaty
After ILO’s approval, it’s now the turn of respective governments to ratify the Convention.
The Spanish government should prove to the world that it is indeed serious in its commitment in promoting equality and human rights by including the contents of the Convention in its domestic laws.
The International Domestic Workers Network explains more on the Convention and the need for all countries in the world to ratify it: Now comes the domestic work for governments…