ASEAN must recognize domestic work as "work" (Press Release) Wed, Jun 08, 2011
Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers
ASEAN must recognize domestic works as "work"
7th June 2011, the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference adopted the ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Work.
The adoption of the ILO Convention on domestic workers means the international recognition of domestic work as "work". It is an international instrument based on which the ASEAN Member States have to revise their national legislation and practices so as to ensure that the rights of domestic workers are effectively respected and recognized as workers in the formal sector.
ASEAN Member States must ratify and fully implement the ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Work which is key to the legal recognition of domestic workers and their rights.
Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers (TFAMW) network partners of Migrant Workers Groups, Trade Unions, and Civil Society Organizations, have been engaging ASEAN Member States to fully implement the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (2007).
The TFAMW Civil Society proposal on the ASEAN Framework Instrument on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (2009) calls for the recognition of domestic work in the national labour laws of each ASEAN Member States. TFAMW will continue to advocate for the protection and legal recognition of the rights of domestic workers.
In the past two years, TFAMW has been actively engaging the ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers (ACMW) to draft the legally binding ASEAN Framework Instrument on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of the Migrant Workers. TFAMW will continue to advocate for the protection of the rights of all migrant workers.
TFAMW advocates for the full implementation of the ILO core labour standards (CLS) - the fundamental principles and rights at work - this basic labour rights protects all workers including migrant workers.
Time for all ASEAN Member States to effectively implement the Core Labour Standards -- the fundamental principles and rights at work - to protect the rights of more then 260 million workers in the region.
ILO Core Labour Standards ratification will form the common legal foundation of the ASEAN Framework Instrument on the protection and promotion of the rights of the migrant workers. But not all ASEAN Member States have ratified all the 8 ILO Core Labour Standards - 3 countries ratified all the 8 Conventions; 4 countries ratified 5 Conventions; 1 country ratified 3 Conventions, 1 country ratified 2 Conventions, and 1 country ratified 1 Convention.
ILO Core Labour Standards: Ratification Status of the 10 ASEAN Countries 29 Against Force Labour : 9 countries 87 Freedom of Association : 4 countries 98 Collective Bargaining : 8 countries 105 Abolition of Force Labour : 4 countries * Denouce: 2 100 Equal Remuneration : 8 countries 111 Against Discrimination : 5 countries 138 Minimum Age : 8 countries 182 Worst form of Child Labour : 9 Countries
Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) has been campaigning for two years for the Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.
Domestic Workers Have a Convention! http://www.mfasia.org/home/347-domestic-workers-have-a-convention.html
MFA delivers statement to the ILC http://www.mfasia.org/home/341-mfa-delivers-statement-to-the-ilc.html
Decent work for domestic workers http://www.ilo.org/ilc/ILCSessions/100thSession/on-the-agenda/decent-work-for-domestic-workers/lang--en/index.htm
ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers http://www.aseansec.org/19264.htm
TF-AMW Civil Society Proposal: ASEAN Framework Instrument on the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers http://www.workersconnection.org/resources/Resources_72/book_tf-amw_feb2010.pdf
Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers: Information on the ASEAN Framework Instrument on the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers http://www.workersconnection.org/
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Sinapan Samydorai Regional Coordinator Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers http://www.workersconnecton.org Email: email@example.com Mobile: + 65 9479 1906