[Brussels, 17 May 2011] In an important development for legal recognition and against violations and abuses, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the draft ILO Convention and Recommendation on Domestic Workers on 12 May 2011. In significant part, the resolution states: "The European Parliament supports the adoption of a new ILO Convention supplemented by a Recommendation on decent work for domestic workers. The Parliament calls upon the 27 EU Member States to quickly ratify and implement this ILO Convention once adopted to ensure that the entire spectrum of labour and social rights of domestic workers will be respected."
If adopted in June by the International Labour Conference, the instruments would provide a global framework of minimum standards for extending labour and social protection to domestic workers.
Read the EP resolution here: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&reference=P7-TA-2011-0237&language=EN&ring=B7-2011-0296
Read ILO Press release here : http://en.domesticworkerrights.org/sites/default/files/EU_ILO_DomesticWorkers.pdf