Celebrating decent work a reality for domestic workers in Africa!

The ILO is organising a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 28-30 May 2013 to share good practices, practical initiatives and new policies to promote decent work for domestic workers in Africa. In 2010, an estimated 5.24 million domestic workers were in Africa, accounting for 1.4 per cent of the total employed workforce and 4.9 per cent of paid employment. Around 70 per cent of domestic workers across Africa are women. Some 40 delegates from Tripartite delegations of … [Read more...]

Uruguay, the first country to ratify ILO domestic work Convention

Uruguay becomes the first to ratify the ILO’s standard-setting Convention on Domestic Workers. The international treaty aims to improve the lives of domestic workers worldwide in the face of huge decent work deficits. GENEVA (ILO News) – Uruguay has become the first country to ratify a convention the ILO adopted one year ago which aims at bringing tens of millions of domestic workers under the realm of labour standards. The South American country presented its ratification of … [Read more...]

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