International Domestic Workers Day 2020

Today is International Domestic Workers Day. It is also the 9th anniversary of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (№189), that sets labor standards for domestic workers.

55 million domestic workers (out of 67 million domestic workers worldwide) have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. (ILO) Domestic workers are workers in private households, 75% of whom are employed informally. They are carers for the sick, children, the elderly. They keep homes clean, do the laundry, prepare meals, and more. In many cases, these workers are essential workers —…



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