In this resolution, the ITUC-AP welcomes the adoption of the ILO Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No.201 at the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva on 16 June 2011. It notes that Asia is home to millions of domestic workers, who are largely unorganized and lack protection of basic workers’ and human rights and social protection. It appreciates the joint effort and support of the ILO and other civil society organisations in holding the ITUC/ITUC-AP/IDWN 2011 Asia Regional Conference in Manila on 24-26 October 2011, affirming the joint commitment to campaign for the ratification and implementation of the above conventions and resolutions.
The ITUC-AP recognizes increasing numbers in organising and campaigning for the ratification of the Convention No. 189 as well as legislation to ensure decent work for domestic workers. It resolves to jointly conduct the ITUC “12 by 12” Plan of Action in the region and support national organising and campaigning activities.