In this resolution, the ITUC-AP Conference notes that domestic work is one of the oldest, most important occupations for women around the world. In present times, it is a modern form of slavery. Trade unions have long been advocating for the protection of domestic workers at national and international levels. Therefore, trade unions should be at the forefront in establishing international standards that will provide the principles and rights, and a clear framework for their protection, rightful protection, and long overdue recognition.
The Conference commits the ITUC-AP to: continue organising domestic workers; encourage and support a campaign towards adoption of international instruments for the protection of DWs; contribute or give inputs towards in-depth preparedness of workers delegation for the conference; promote consultation of trade unions with their legal counsels on existing national laws; encourage inclusion of DWs and/or representatives in trade unions delegations; keenly monitor and be updated on government and employers emerging positions; work for ratification and implementation of the Convention once adopted; and continue networking and building of solidarity between trade unions, DWs, migrant groups, and CSOs in countries of origin and destination.