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.)