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Effective Protection for Domestic Workers

Effective Protection for Domestic Workers

International Labour Organization  2012, 134 pages

Domestic workers are often excluded from the protection of labour laws or are treated less favourably than other wage workers. National labour laws should be better assessed and strengthened implementing the basic principles embodied in Convention No. 189.

Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) is the first labour standard formulated by ILO dedicated to this particular group of workers.

This guide provides all the tools for those involved in national legislative processes and in the design of labour laws by providing alternative approaches to regulating domestic work, the nature and characteristics of domestic work, the forms of employment relationships that may exist, and their implications for regulation.