News and articles on domestic work

  1. Public Service Announcement

    Migrant domestic workers in Europe: Graciela's story

    18 December 2012

    Today, thousands of migrants live and work as domestic workers in European countries. They give essential services to families and societies, yet their work is often undervalued and taken for granted. Domestic workers are real workers - like you and I. Respect their work, respect their rights!

  2. Public Service Announcement

    Migrant domestic workers in Europe: Coring's story

    18 December 2012

    Today, thousands of migrants live and work as domestic workers in European countries. They give essential services to families and societies, yet their work is often undervalued and taken for granted. Domestic workers are real workers - like you and I. Respect their work, respect their rights!

  3. Press release

    ILO Thailand welcomes new regulation to improve conditions for domestic workers

    06 November 2012

    The ILO Country Office for Thailand welcomes the passing of a new Ministerial Regulation that will better protect domestic workers in the Kingdom of Thailand, approved on 30 October and to be implemented this year.

  4. Labour rights

    Domestic workers in Europe falling through the loopholes

    24 October 2012

    Many domestic workers in Europe do not enjoy as much legal protection as other workers. ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers – which will come into force in a year’s time – offers a chance to improve the lives of the millions of people who work in this profession.

  5. News

    ILO Regional Tripartite Conference on Promoting Convention 189: Raising Awareness and Sharing Knowledge (Cairo, Egypt, 22-24 October 2012)

    22 October 2012

  6. News

    Regional knowledge-sharing forum – labour inspection and the domestic work sector, Lisbon, 11-12 October 2012

    12 October 2012

    LAB/ADMIN participated in a regional knowledge-sharing forum on labour inspection and domestic work in Lisbon, Portugal, organized by the International Labour Office in cooperation with the Government of Portugal on 11 and 12 October 2012.

  7. European labour migration

    From public sector worker in Portugal to cleaner in Switzerland

    20 September 2012

    As protests spread in southern Europe – especially in Greece, Spain and Portugal – against austerity measures, more and more people hit by the crisis are moving to northern countries in search of decent jobs. Public sector workers are not an exception.