Proposal for a Council Decision authorising Member States to ratify the Convention concerning decent work for domestic workers, 2011

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Series Details COM (2013) 152
Publication Date 21/03/2013
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This proposal will enable Member States to legally ratify Convention No 189 concerning decent work for domestic workers, 2011, of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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The Domestic Workers Convention No 189 was adopted at the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference on 16 June 2011 and is due to enter into force in September 2013. It lays down global minimum labour protection for domestic workers. As of December 2012, the Domestic Workers Convention No 189 has been ratified by three State parties to the ILO. It is among the ILO Conventions that have been classified by the ILO as up to date and are therefore actively promoted.

The European Union (EU) is committed to promoting the decent work agenda, both internally and in its external relations. Labour standards are a core element of the concept of decent work. The ratification of ILO Conventions by Member States thus sends an important signal as to the coherence of the Union’s policy in improving labour standards worldwide.

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European Commission: Press Release, 21/03/2013: Working conditions: Commission urges Member States to implement ILO domestic workers convention
International Labour Organization: Website: Domestic workers

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