Domestic work voice and representation through organizing
The policy brief outlines the obstacles for the formation of trade unions, strikes and collective bargaining in the sector of domestic work. It highlights that voice and representation for domestic workers is nevertheless important and advocates for new paradigms and new thinking to organize workers of and set collective standards. It therefore focuses on illustrating the specific measures taken by domestic workers’ organizations to successfully address unacceptable forms of work in the sector through innovative approaches to unionization, collective bargaining, and other forms of negotiation.
Non-discrimination and equality are core elements of the international human rights normative framework. Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that every human being is entitled to all rights and freedoms “without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, […]