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On the occasion of International Domestic Workers Day (16 June) Eurocarers, together with 15 organisations, urges  the European Union and its member states to use the United Nations Global Compact on Migration as an opportunity to commit to reforms and policies that provide social protection and sustainable and quality domestic and care services for those needing care, and decent work for those working in the sector.

The Global Compact on Migration is currently being negotiated by UN member states in New York. This should be the opportunity to recognise migrant domestic and care workers’ rights as workers. A sustainable domestic and care work model in Europe is integral to society as a whole, necessary to sustain social protection systems and facilitate equal participation in the labour market and work-life balance for families

Read  the joint statement here:

See also:

- Shared Concerns and Joint Recommendations on Migrant Domestic and Care Work, PICUM, 2017.

- Website for the Global Compact on Migration.

* Informal carers are people of all ages who provide (usually unpaid) care to someone with a chronic illness, a disability or any other long-lasting health or care needs, outside of a professional or formal employment framework. According to recent research, informal carers across the EU provide over 80% of all care.

** The Global Compact on Migration will be the first, inter-governmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner. The final round of inter-governmental negotiations will be 9-13 July. 

 

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