Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Domestic Workers Around The World To Get Labor Rights, But Not In The U.S.

domestic workersOn September 5, a global treaty that givesdomestic workers around the world the same rights as other workers in their home countries goes into effect. The Domestic Workers Convention, Number 189, was adopted by International Labour Organization (ILO) members to give the estimated 50 to 100 million domestic workers labor protections such days off, minimum wage coverage, limits to how many hours they work, overtime pay, Social Security benefits, and clear information about the terms and conditions of their employment. It also requires that these workers be protected from violence and abuse and that children be prevented from working in these jobs.

IndustriALL Global Union - Unions plan to take global action on 7 October

October 7 is fast approaching and already many IndustriALL Global Union affiliates are preparing to take action in support of the global IndustriALL campaign to STOP Precarious Work.

THAILAND - Thai fishing industry fails to meet labour standards, according to ILO

Click on the flag for more information about ThailandThailand fishing industry fails to meet both domestic and international labour standards, a recently completed study by an entity of United Nations reveals.