“Financial Tips for Being Able to Retire as a Nanny”

Working as a nanny isn’t like working in a traditional job. Instead of working for a company, nannies work for an individual as a household employee. The nature of the industry means that nannies change jobs more frequently than those in other careers and, consequently, they don’t have the same company sponsored options when it comes to saving for retirement. If a caregiver wants to make nannying her career, it’s essential that she put a smart financial plan in place that will allow her to … [Read more...]

ILO and EU-Presidency welcome moves to ensure decent work for domestic workers

Labour and social affair ministers from ten countries, the President of the EU Council, Richard Bruton, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, and ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, discuss ways to support ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. GENEVA - An informal meeting of Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs took place alongside the 102nd International Labour Conference in Geneva. At this meeting, jointly organized by the ILO and … [Read more...]

“HOW TO KEEP THE KIDS SAFE WHILE SPRING CLEANING”

As the weather begins to warm up and the last of winter’s chill fades away, it’s natural to start thinking about spring cleaning. After all, clearing out old junk leaves room for the new beginnings symbolized by the season. If you have children, your household mess is likely to require more attention in terms of cleaning, and the kids themselves will need to be kept safe from all those household chemicals. These tips can help you keep your brood safe and entertained while you’re cleaning … [Read more...]

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...]

Tricked and Trapped Migrant workers, in the Middle East

ILO reveals how an estimated 600,000 migrant workers are tricked and trapped into forced labour across the Middle East at the first-ever tripartite regional conference on human trafficking AMMAN (ILO News) – An ILO study has offered a rare glimpse into the hardships endured by workers from some of the world’s poorest countries while also examining the structural hurdles to protecting their rights at work in the Middle East. The ILO will present the findings of Tricked and Trapped: Human … [Read more...]

Policy for domestic workers, ”a matter of urgency” says ILO

Domestic workers in India have more than doubled in number since 2005. Talking to BBC World News, ILO's, Tine Staermose stressed the importance of policies aimed at protecting a very vulnerable section of the society. India's domestic workers are considered to ''uphold the economy'', with a rising population of over 10 million. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers worldwide: Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment … [Read more...]

Childcare, I N A’s Expert Insights & Conference Details

Expert Insights with Susan Tokayer and Becky Kavanagh, Co-Presidents of the International Nanny Association For most all of my own nanny career, I have been involved with the International Nanny Association. As a member, board member and employee of the association, I was privileged to have seen the value membership brings to those who join and actively participate. Recently, I caught up with co-presidents Susan Tokayer, owner of Family Helpers, a Dobbs Ferry, NY full-service domestic … [Read more...]

International treaty on domestic workers’ rights – UN

International treaty on domestic workers’ rights   September 2012 – A United Nations treaty which provides a set of international standards to improve the lives of millions of domestic workers worldwide has now been ratified by a second Member State, the Philippines, allowing it to come into force next year, the world body announced today. A domestic worker in India at the early stages of preparing rice for consumption. She will be paid 100 rupees after drying 80 kilograms of rice … [Read more...]

Uruguay takes the lead to protect domestic workers

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 the Convention on Domestic Workers (2011) at the May 30–June 14 International Labour Conference in Geneva. “The process of ratification of this Convention has started. This first step opens the way,” said ILO Director-General … [Read more...]

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