International labor body passes new convention to protect rights of domestic workers

[JURIST] The International Labor Organization (ILO) [official website] adopted a new convention [text, PDF] at its annual conference in Geneva Thursday to protect domestic workers’ labor rights. The 100 Session of the International Labor Conference [official website] came to a close Friday. The convention sets standards for domestic workers in line with basic labor rights as those for other workers, including reasonable work hours, weekly rest of at least 24 consecutive hours, a limit on in-kind payment, clear information on…

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