NGOs and Labour groups Call for Ratification of ILO Convention on Domestic Workers

During the Conference hosted by the International Catholic Centre of Geneva on June 3rd and 4th, 2011, more than 70 catholic-inspired NGOs called for the ratification of the ILO Convention on Domestic Workers.
The Convention was adopted on June 17th at the conclusion of the ILO Conference, opening it up for ratification by state parties. 
This is a very important progress because until now domestic work has long been excluded from traditional labour protections such as minimum wage and access to labour courts, leaving domestic workers without social protection.