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Bangladesh Waste sustaining livelihoods Metro . (26 January 2015)

Note: Original article in Malay.

According to the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers, recycling is the most profitable industry in Bangladesh, with almost 200 factories processing plastic bottles for export to China and Thailand.

By Johnsson, Lennart.

De första filippinska hembiträdena kom till Hong Kong i mitten av 1970-talet, berättar Elizabeth Tang, legendarisk demokratiaktivist. Elizabeth Tang var en av grundarna av Hong Kongs oberoende fackliga centralorganisation ­HKCTU 1990. Hon hade då redan inlett organisering av hemarbetande migrantarbetare. I dag är hon generalsekreterare för International Domestic Workers Federation, en facklig federa­tion för hembiträden med medlemsorganisationer i närmare 70 länder.

 

(The first Filipino maids came to Hong Kong in the mid-1970s, says Elizabeth Tang, legendary democracy activist.   Elizabeth Tang was one of the founders of Hong Kong's independent trade union confederation HKCTU 1990. She had already begun organizing homeworkers migrant workers. Today she is the Secretary General of the International Domestic Workers Federation, a trade union federation for domestics with member organizations in 70 countries.)

By Johnsson, Lennart.

De första åren behandlades Shiella sämre än ett husdjur. Men nu finns det hopp om förbättring för världens hembiträden. För fyra år sedan antog ILO en konvention som ska leda till bättre villkor och öka möjligheten att organisera sig.


(The first years they treated Shiella worse than a dog. But now there is hope for improvement for the world's domestic workers. Four years ago, the ILO adopted a convention that will lead to better conditions and increase their ability to organize.)

By Bengt, Rolfer.

Hushållsanställda är en av världens största yrkesgrupper, men de saknar ofta de grundläggande rättigheter som andra anställda har. Alltför lite uppmärksamhet har ägnats åt den här gruppens arbetsvillkor, men nu börjar det äntligen hända något, säger Elizabeth Tang, generalsekreterare i nybildade International Domestic Workers Federation, IDWF.

 

(Domestic Workers are one of the world's largest professional groups, but they often lack the basic rights of other employees. Too little attention has been paid to this group's work, but now it is finally happening, says Elizabeth Tang, general secretary of the newly formed International Domestic Workers Federation, IDWF.)

By Henriksen, Sissel.

On a recent trip to Oslo, Marty Chen (International Coordinator, WIEGO) and Mike Bird (Operations Manager, WIEGO) were interviewed by Sissel Henriksen of the popular Norwegian daily newspaper Klassekampen (Class Struggle).

Sweden Det gäller att sätta press på länderna LO-TCO Biståndsnämnd . (17 June 2014)

Fler länder behöver ratificera ILO-konvention 189, som jämställer hushållsanställda med andra yrkesgrupper. Det sade Vicky Kanyoka, Afrika-samordnare för International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), under Nordiskt Forum i helgen.

 

(This article is based on an interview with Vicky Kanyoka, Africa coordinator for the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), during the Nordic Forum.)

 

This article is in Swedish.

"Det gäller att sätta press på länderna" LO - TCO Biståndsnämnd . (17 June 2014)

Fler länder behöver ratificera ILO-konvention 189, som jämställer hushållsanställda med andra yrkesgrupper. Det sade Vicky Kanyoka, Afrika-samordnare för International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), under Nordiskt Forum i helgen.

52 Millionen arbeiten als Hausangestellte Der Tagesspiegel . (10 January 2013)
By Frese, Alfons.

Nach Angaben der Ilo haben 45 Prozent aller Hausangestellten nicht einen freien Tag in der Woche.

Mondo, oltre 52mln persone lavorano a casa Agenzia Giornalistica Economica d'Abruzzo . (9 January 2013)

In tutto il mondo, sono almeno 52 milioni le persone maggiormente donne  impiegate nel lavoro domestico: e’ quanto afferma uno nuovo studio dell’Organizzazione Internazionale del Lavoro (ILO).

Ilo, 52,6 mln colf e badanti nel mondo Ansa.it . (9 January 2013)

Sono 52,6 milioni i lavoratori domestici, come colf e badanti, in tutto il mondo; per l'83% donne.

Negli ultimi venti anni i collaboratori domestici di tutto il mondo sono aumentati di oltre 19 milioni.

Switzerland Viele Hausangestellte werden ausgebeutet Bote der Urschweiz . (9 January 2013)

Von 1990 bis 2010 ist die Zahl der Hausangestellten um 19 Millionen gewachsen, wie aus dem ersten globalen Bericht der ILO über die Arbeit von Bediensteten hervorgeht.

ILO beklagt prekäre Lage von Hausangestellten weltweit Deutschland Today . (9 January 2013)

All dies sorge für eine starke Abhängigkeit zwischen den Angestellten und ihren Arbeitgebern, erklärte die stellvertretende ILO-Generaldirektorin Sandra Polaski.

ILO-Report über Situation von Hausangestellten Entwicklungspolitik Online . (9 January 2013)

45 Prozent aller Hausangestellten weltweit haben nicht einmal das Anrecht auf einen freien Tag in der Woche.

Bessere Arbeitsbedingungen für Hausangestellte verlangt Neue Zürcher Zeitung . (9 January 2013)
By Kapp, Jean-Pierre.

Die Arbeitsorganisation (ILO) fordert die internationale Gemeinschaft auf, sich für eine Verbesserung der Arbeitsbedingungen und des rechtlichen Schutzes von Hausangestellten einzusetzen.

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