Collective Struggles, Solidarity Forever
Sring Atin, Indonesian Migrant Workers Union - Hong Kong | Kamz Deligente, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights - Philippines | Edz dela Cruz, Information and Communications Officer, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
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As the world commemorated the International Workers’ Day back in May, women workers across Asia and the Pacific united to continue their fight for workers’ rights, and push for their demands on social protection and decent work. Feminist and labour organisations put forward their demands for employers and governments to provide decent work and living wages and ensure social protection of workers, and for governments to strengthen workers’ participatory democracy and ratify International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions No. 87 and 98 on rights to organise and collective bargaining, No. 189 (on domestic workers protection), 177 (concerning home-based workers), and 190 (on violence and harassment). We speak to activists Sring Atin of the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union, Kamz Deligente of the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights, and Edz dela Cruz, of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, to find out more.
Image credit: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Produced by: Juliet Jacobs
Presented by: Juliet Jacobs
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Tags: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, trade unions, domestic workers rights, apwld, migrant rights, feminism, labour laws, ilo, international labour organisation, gender-based violence, gbv, workers rights,