Ten Years Since Winning C189: Domestic Workers Become an Unstoppable Movement

GLI is pleased to announce that the booklet ‘Ten Years Since Winning C189: Domestic Workers Become an Unstoppable Movement’ is now available to view and download.

On 16 June 2011, the 70 million domestic workers across the globe finally won the right to be recognised as workers, with the basic rights of all workers. That day, the International Labour Organisation agreed to adopt a new Convention No.189 (C189) Decent Work for Domestic Workers.

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of C189, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) comissioned the Global Labour Institute to develop a follow-up booklet to “Yes, We Did It! How the World’s Domestic Workers Won Their International Rights and Recognition”.

This new booklet celebrates the progress made for domestic workers since the adoption of ILO C189, and looks to the challenges that still lie ahead.

Click here to read it.

GLI Manchester is a not-for-profit company, working closely with a range of global union federations, national trade unions, research institutions and workers’ education organisations. It conducts education, capacity-building and research on international labour movement development and organising strategies. It specialises in political education, organisation and trade union policy with informal economy workers, and the design and management of international workers’ education programmes.