Recognising the Rights of Domestic Workers

22 Jun 2011

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South Africa's Myrtle Witbooi, chairperson of the Domestic Workers' Network, rallies support in the run up to the adoption of the "Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers" at the International Labour Organsiation earlier this month in Geneva.

Speaking on behalf of domestic workers, Witbooi, said, "We have come here to claim our rights. To be reconginsed as human beings and to give us back our dignity as women, because after all, the women that we work for, sometimes don't see us as women."

The convention was adopted on 16 June 2011.

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22 Jun


Congratulations to Myrtle and to all the domestic worker organizers in South Africa who have struggled, organized, campaigned for this, as part of a longer and larger process of workers' power and democracy.

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