Monday, June 25, 2012

On ILO Convention 189

For the first time ever, there’s a global standard to protect domestic workers. If the Philippines follows Uruguay, the first country to ratify ILO C189, the standard will go into effect globally, protecting millions of women and girls. 
ILO Convention 189 is the manifesto that every domestic worker deserves. It lays down basic rights and principles, and requires States to take a series of measures with a view to making decent work a reality for domestic workers. This Convention unveils the universal rights of the domestic worker including those working overseas. Most of all, it was the Philippines that championed its entry from committee to the floor of the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference on June 16, 2011, when history was made with 396 affirmative votes of Conference delegates.

(Read the full ILO Convention 189 text here.)



  1. Hmmm...Happy Tuesday to you...

    Btw, I have written to the spec co. Now pending reply :)

  2. Happy Tuesday too... :)

    @Small Kucing... I guess, just have to wait eh. lol