ILO Convention for Domestic Workers Ratified
After years of organizing, Uruguay was the first country to ratify ILO Convention 189, guaranteeing domestic workers the same basic rights as any other workers. This includes a guaranteed minimum wage, regulated working hours, access to social security and legal protections.
Domestic work is one of the lowest-paid professions, populated mostly by women of color and female migrants. They are often invisible, working in very unregulated environments, with their rights subject to the whims of their employers. Because of this, they are more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.
Since then, the Phillipines has become the second country to ratify the Convention, making it legally viable.