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Using ILO Mechanisms to Implement the Labour Code of Homeworkers in Bulgaria

In 2009, Bulgaria ratified the ILO Home Work Convention (C177) and Recommendation (R184) – and amended its Labour Code. However, it has not enforced the legislation and according to the trade union, UNITY (TUSIW “Edinstvo”), the government argues that the legislation does not apply to homeworkers because they do not have contracts.

Trade Union of Self-Employed and Informal Workers “Unity” A letter to the ILO

In 2014, WIEGO assisted UNITY in writing a letter to the ILO, setting out its views. This letter is mentioned in the official report of the Committee of Experts, and in 2014, the Committee asked the Government of Bulgaria to respond to Unity’s allegations. The Bulgarian government was obliged to submit its next report on

HNSA Briefing Note on Violence and Harassment at the Workplace

The global trade union movement has been lobbying for an ILO Convention on gender-based violence (GBV) for many years. As a result, the ILO Governing Body at its 325th Session (November 2015) placed a standard-setting item on ‘Violence against women and men in the world of work’ on the agenda of the 2018 International Labour

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Clean Clothes Podcast Ep #5: Formalise It! Rights for All Workers

In this episode of the Clean Clothes Podcast Janhavi Dave, HomeNet International, Zehra Khan, Home Based Women Workers Federation, Poonsap Tulaphan, HomeNet Thailand & Foundation for Labour and Employment Promotion share how home-based workers – mostly working in the garment sector – have organised over several decades, and their main wins.

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