Posted by: tigergrassroots | June 17, 2011

Labor exec chairs ILO committee on domestic workers

MANILA, Philippines – Labor Undersecretary Hans Leo Cacdac has successfully chaired the Committee on Domestic Workers during the 100th International Labor Organization (ILO) conference in Geneva, according to a statement from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

The committee has adopted a report with a proposed Convention and Recommendation concerning decent work for domestic workers.

DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said the Convention and Recommendation on Domestic Workers will lead to worldwide recognition of domestic work as decent work.

She added that it will ensure the domestic workers’ protection, rights, and opportunities.

“We are proud of the work of the Philippines in shaping this historic ILO instruments,” Baldoz said.

“We have demonstrated leadership in the promotion of equal rights, equal opportunities, and the protection of domestic workers all over the world.”

Baldoz said the proposed convention and recommendation affirms the Philippine national policy of promoting and protecting the rights of domestic workers.

She also expressed confidence that the ILO will immediately ratify the convention and recommendation proposal.


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