Thailand: COURT’S VERDICT AFFIRMING MIGRANT WORKERS’ ACCESS TO EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE FUND REGARDLESS OF THEIR LEGAL STATUS, WORKERS DEMANDING MINISTRY OF LABOUR TO REPEAL REGULATIONS INCOMPATIBLE WITH LABOUR PROTECTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS

This court decision in Thailand affirmed migrant workers access to Employee Assistance Fund regardless of their legal status. The case stemmed from legal assistance to 38 Burmese migrant workers employed …

Spain extends rights for domestic workers but excludes the undocumented

“Three years ago, Colombian Ángela López landed in Madrid with the intention of passing herself off as a tourist. She had memorised the city’s most famous landmarks, but when the …

Mexico: Lawmakers pass bill making social security mandatory for domestic workers

Both houses of Congress have now approved legislation that seeks to guarantee that Mexico’s more than 2 million domestic workers have access to social security benefits. In March, senators voted unanimously …

Decálogo para una agenda laboral 2022-2026. Prioridades para legislar aspectos laborales en Colombia

ILAW Network en alianza con la Friedrich Ebert Stiftung en Colombia y el Observatorio Laboral de la Universidad del Rosario, proponen un “Decálogo para una agenda laboral 2022-2026” Decálogo Laboral. …

Mexico: Legislation gives domestic workers access to health insurance and other benefits

The Senate has approved a reform that would ensure that Mexico’s more than 2 million domestic workers have access to social security benefits. Senators voted unanimously in favor of reforming …

Posición y propuestas del movimiento sindical en Colombia sobre Piso de Protección Social

Luego de que la Corte Constitucional colombiana declarara inexequible el Piso de Protección Social que había implementado el Gobierno Nacional y diera un plazo para que se legisle adecuadamente sobre …

Corte Constitucional colombiana falla demanda sobre presunta reforma laboral

El pasado 19 de agosto la Corte Constitucional les dio la razónLas centrales sindicales CUT, CTC y CGT, quienes con el apoyo en la construcción jurídica de la demanda de …

ILO Report World Social Protection Report 2020–22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

“Despite progress in recent years in extending social protection in many parts of the world, when the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic hit many countries were still facing significant challenges in …

ILO: Resolution concerning the second recurrent discussion on social protection (social security)

Here is the Report of the Recurrent Discussion Committee: Social Protection (social security): https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_norm/—relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_804457.pdf Here is the ILO Resolution: https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_norm/—relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_806099.pdf

Investments in social protection and their impacts on economic growth

“Social protection is an internationally recognised human right, and it plays an important role in supporting and raising living standards and fostering social and economic development. The COVID-19 pandemic has, …

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