10th anniversary of the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for domestic workers
2 April 2021
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.
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)
Testimony video on the adoption of the Convention by the International Domestic Workers Fededation (IDWF)
Presentation of the C189 Alliance and the event by Aurélie Decker, Director of EFSI.
Nicolas Schmit, European Commissionner for Jobs and Social Rights.
Martha Newton, ILO’s Deputy Director General for Policy.
Miguel Filipe Pardal Cabrita, Secretary of State for Labour, Vocational Training of Portugal, representing the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.