• ILO and Alfonso Cuarón team up to protect the rights of domestic workers
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    ILO and Alfonso Cuarón team up to protect the rights of domestic workers

    I stand together with the ILO and its relentless work on the protection of the rights of domestic workers. I am very proud to mark the International Women’s Day in 2019 during the Centenary year of the ILO. Congratulations for a successful 100 years! I am Alfonso Cuarón, Director of the film ROMA, and I support the work of the International Labour Organization.

  • Seafarers’ “Bill of Rights” extends to cruise ships too
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    Seafarers’ “Bill of Rights” extends to cruise ships too

    Mention the word “seafarer” and it’s pretty unlikely that wait staff or on-board entertainers will come to mind. But the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 — known as the “seafarers’ bill of rights” – extends to cruise ships just as it does to the merchant fleet. And hotel workers on this cruise ship in Savona, Italy, are well aware of this. “It gives us a high awareness for the crew members about decent accommodation, for our salaries, for our wages, for our repatriation in case we get sick, even hospitalization, which we can get from our company.” Adopted by the ILO in 2006, the Convention has been ratified to date by…

  • Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
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    Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

    They are the world’s forgotten workers. Domestic workers are mostly women and children, mostly migrants, many of them undocumented, most of them anonymous. They are known only to the families who employ them to care for children and perform household tasks, and to those they support with meagre incomes and no guarantees of job security or protection at work. And many of the 52 million people age 15 and up who make their primary living from domestic work have been forgotten by the world’s policymakers. But in New York, a group of dedicated women is changing that. “Do you have friends that work in the area? No.” Deborah Cole is…