Aquino signs ILO convention to protect domestic workers' rights
31-May-12, 8:29 AM | Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com
MANILA, Philippines - Good news for domestic workers. President Benigno Aquino III has signed the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, while the House of Representatives passed on second reading the Kasambahay Bill or the National Domestic Workers Bill.
Tuesday, 25 January 2011 19:29 LAWI WENG & RAI MARAOH News - Independent Mon News Agency
A protest of 700 Burmese migrant workers at the V&K Pineapple Canning Company Factory in Ratchaburi, Thailand ended yesterday after reaching an agreement between the employer and the migrant workers, stated the Chiang Mai-based Migrant Assistance Program Foundation (MAP).
The employer had been told to pay in cash at the temple where officials from the Department of Employment were waiting to witness the payment but instead he chose to pay, or rather, underpay via bank transfer.
Non-government groups that advocate for migrant workers voiced concern yesterday for the safety of 700 Burmese at V&K Pineapple Canning Co factory in Ratchaburi province - after the arrival of about 200 police and troops on Monday afternoon.