Domestic work voice and representation through organizing

Organization(s): ILO
Author: Claire Hobden
Regions: World
Country: World
Year: 2015
Language: English
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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.

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