Philippines praised as ASEAN’s lone labour protector Manila: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called on nine member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to ratify a convention that protects domestic workers, adding the Philippines should be a model because it has been ASEAN’s only member country that has ratified the 2011.. read more →

Tomoko Nishimoto says that Asean nations should ratify the Convention on Domestic Workers to show that they take seriously these labourers’ rights – including reasonable pay, work hours and days off Often called the largest “invisible workforce”, there are almost 10 million domestic workers in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. More than 2 million are migrants, and.. read more →

Malaysia released guidelines on useful laws and practices related to the employment of foreign domestic workers (FDWs). The guidelines were adopted in consultation with Malaysian employers and a team of advisors in a collaboration project between the International Labour Organization and the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources. The guidebook underlines giving priority to welfare, rights.. read more →

Criticized globally for its treatment of migrant workers, the United Arab Emirates is on track to improve conditions for domestic staff with a proposed new law praised by human rights organizations on Thursday. A new bill, passed by the Federal National Council on May 31 and now awaiting presidential approval, will give domestic workers 30.. read more →

In line with the Centre for Domestic Employees’ (CDE) aim to take a proactive and upstream approach in enhancing the Foreign Domestic Workers’ (FDWs) landscape in Singapore, CDE has been advocating for more transparent costing when it comes to the employment of FDWs. There are about 237,000 FDWs in Singapore currently. Most came from Indonesia,.. read more →