General Discussion on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains
In 2016, members of the WIEGO Network participated in the general discussion on decent work in global supply chains at the 105th Session of the ILO International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva. The general discussion offered an important opportunity for ILO constituents to gain a better understanding of how engagement in global supply chains can contribute to sustainable development, inclusive economic growth and decent work for all.
Raising the issues of homeworkers at the ILC
WIEGO coordinated a delegation of homeworkers and organizers from Africa, Latin America, South Asia and South-East Asia who aimed to raise the issues of decent work and rights for homeworkers in global supply chains. As part of this process, members of the WIEGO network collaborated to develop a platform of demands on decent work for homeworkers in global supply chains which sets out the key issues and challenges faced by homeworkers and their demands for improved working conditions, rights and decent work.
As a result of interventions by the delegation, the official Conclusions that came out of the discussions include text which recognizes homeworkers as being part of global supply chains. The Conclusions also acknowledge the ILO Convention on Home Work (C177) as one of the instruments that the ILO should base its programme of action on to address decent work in global supply chains.
WIEGO delegate Tatiana Rojas Orellana, from Chile, speaks at the ILC 2016 (in Spanish)
WIEGO delegate Prabha Pokhrel, from Nepal, speaks at the ILC 2016
Sonia George of SEWA speaks on behalf of WIEGO during the Worker's Group Meeting for the Discussion on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains
Zehra Khan of the Home-Based Women Worker's Federation Pakistan speaks during the Worker's Group Meeting
Zehra Khan speaks on behalf of the WIEGO Network during the ILC's plenary session.
Read interviews with homeworker representatives by the ILO Cooperatives Unit and watch interviews done by Open Democracy with the WIEGO Delegation on decent work for homeworkers.
Commemorating 20 Years of the ILO Convention on Home Work
- Read WIEGO's Presentation to the Plenary Session of the International Labour Conference 2016.
- “Decent Work for Homeworkers in Global Supply Chains - Platform of Demands” in English, Spanish and French
- Myths and Facts on Home-Based Workers in English
- Promoting the ILO Home Work Convention (C177) and the Rights of Homeworkers: A Manual for Workers’ Educators and Facilitators
- Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Home-Based Workers
- Interviews by the ILO Cooperatives Unit with WIEGO representatives