Domestic workers worldwide are still among the most exploited and abused. Many are required to work irregular and long hours for low pay and are given insufficient rest. They are also largely excluded from social protection such as maternity benefits, social security and access to labour courts.
The International Labour Conference adopted the Domestic Workers Treaty following the International NGO Consultation on the ‘Strengthening the Capacity and Social Protection of Domestic Workers’, in which FI participated on 3 and 4 June 2011. FI and other NGOs are now working to ensure ratification. Read more>>