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Domestic Workers

There are almost 2.6 million domestic workers in Europe working in private homes or others. Though representing a huge and vital workforce, their economic and social contribution has often been denied and they are longing for recognition. Although domestic workers are finally enjoying more social rights, trade unions have a key role to play to achieve improved working conditions for domestic workers within and across borders. Since the EFFAT Congress in November 2019, EFFAT engagement towards domestic workers has been enshrined in the new EFFAT Statutes, the EFFAT Political Framework 2020-2024, and the EFFAT Action Plan 2020-2021. The first assembly for domestic workers took place in December 2020. The sector’s leadership will be elected in May 2021.

Political Secretary: Grace Papa – g.papa@effat.org  
President: Wendy Galarza, (FILCAMS-CGIL Italy)
Vice-presidents: Marissa Begonia, (UNITE/Voice of Domestic Workers, UK) & Malu Villanueva (FNV Migrant Domestic Workers, NL)
World Day of Decent Work | 7 October 2019 Invest in Care

World Day of Decent Work | 7 October 2019 Invest in Care

Under the slogan - Invest in Care - World Day of Decent Work this year sheds a light on the hard and vital work of domestic and care workers in Europe. Both are amongst the fastest growing sectors in Europe. Yet, they belong to the most vulnerable groups. Working...

EFFAT organises Domestic Workers!

EFFAT organises Domestic Workers!

There are almost 26 million domestic workers in Europe working in private homes or others. Though representing a huge and vital workforce, their economic and social contribution has been often denied and longing for recognition. Although domestic workers are finally...