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DOMESTIC WORKERS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN

posted 15 Jan 2010, 06:04 by Gerry Kangalee
DOMESTIC WORKERS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN FOR ILO CONVENTION
Ida Le Blanc
General Secretary - NUDE
On Thursday December 10th UN Human Rights Day and International Migrants Rights Day, the International Network of Domestic Workers celebrated around the world "Mobilising Day for Domestic Workers". The General Secretary of the National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE), Comrade Ida Le Blanc had said that her union would have been part of the activity to  launch an  International campaign for an ILO Convention on Domestic Work.
 
In Trinidad and Tobago NUDE  hosted a press conference at its Headquarters  Wattley Circular, Mt. Pleasant Road, Arima at 10.00 am to update the Public on these new developments with regards to Domestic Workers. Comrade Le Blanc told the media that dmestic workers need and demand protection from the law.
 
Comrade Le Blanc said: "We believe it is very important to hold these activities to bring visibility to the myriad of Decent work deficits that Domestic Workers have to endure, even though they contribute to the economic, political and social life of all societies where we live, but our work remains unrecognised.
 
In this time of unprecedented global crisis, we also want to share our insights and vision for a different development model and the role we must play as Domestic workers in addressing the current challenges here in Trinidad and Tobago"...more
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