Domestic Workers: Long Hours, Backbreaking Jobs and Few Rights

Children selling postcards in Petra, Jordan.

  Two years ago, commemorating International Domestic Workers Day on June 16, governments, labor unions and employers’ associations voted overwhelmingly to create global labor standards to help promote the rights of the 50 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide. The United Nations International Labor Organization, or ILO, adopted such a convention, No. 189, in 2011, … Read more

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