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10th anniversary of the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for domestic workers

2 April 2021
All partners

Save the Date: In June 2021, the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for domestic workers will celebrate its 10th anniversary. To date, seven EU Member States have ratified the Convention. Thus, the issue of improving domestic and care workers’ rights remains more than ever a topical issue. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted both the essential contributions of those workers to our societies and the precarious working and living conditions a vast majority of them still face.

The 10th Anniversary marks an important milestone to take stock of the progress made and the challenges ahead. EFFE is commited along with European partners, the Commission and ILO’s Brussels’ office to organize an online event on June 28-29 2021, which will outline practices and policies to enhance the situation of personal and household services workers.

Live interpretation will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Polish, Romanian and Spanish.

Agenda

In order to foster exchanges among participants, a gathering space will be available on Wonder for a virtual come togethers at the end of panels. Participants will have the opportunity to have informal chats with the various panelists as well as with the other conference participants.

Monday 28th June 2021

Introductory session (10:30 -12:00)

Panel 1 – Labour law and social protection frameworks: from regulatory gaps to full recognition of domestic workers’ rights (14:00 -15:15) 

Moderator: Mark Bergfeld, Director of Property Services & UNICARE at UNI Global Union

Participants:

Q&A session with the audience

Panel 2 – Tackling undeclared work in domestic work: challenges and successful practices (15:45 – 17:00)

ModeratorKerstin Howald, Political Secretary for Tourism and Domestic Work sectors, EFFAT

Participants:

Q&A session with the audience

Tuesday 29th June 2021

Panel 3 – Guaranteeing the effective enforcement of domestic workers’ rights (9:00 – 10:15)

ModeratorKarin Pape, Regional coordinator for Europe, IDWF

Participants: 

Q&A session with the audience

Panel 4 – Digital platforms and domestic workers’ rights (10:45 – 12:00)

ModeratorThomas Bignal, Policy Manager, EASPD

Participants:

Q&A session with the audience

Panel 5 – Domestic workers & migration (13:30 – 14:45)

ModeratorAude Boisseuil, General Delegate, EFFE

Participants:

Q&A session with the audience

Closing session: Improving domestic workers’ rights at European level (15:15 – 17:00)

ModeratorLieve Verboven, Director of the ILO Office for the European Union and the Benelux countries

Key political recommendations by organisation C189 Alliance partners:

Responses and comments by European stakeholders and decision makers

REGISTRATION

For further information, contact Aude Boisseuil, aude.boisseuil@effe-homecare.eu

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