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EFSI co-signed a statement on the recognition of migrant domestic care workers’ rights

On the occasion of the International Domestic Workers Day of the 16th of June, EFSI along with 15 organisations issued a joint statement.

The joint statement calls on the European Union and its Member States to use the United Nations Global Compact on Migration as an opportunity to recognise migrant domestic and care workers’ rights as workers. Concretely, the statement pleads for two key reforms: 


  • the enhancement of decent labour migration opportunities for migrant workers willing to work in the PHS sector,
  • the application of regular labour standards to all PHS workers.

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is negotiated under the auspices of the United-Nations since April 2017. It presents a non-legally binding, cooperative framework, laying out 23 objectives, aiming to – inter alia - reduce the risks and vulnerabilities migrants face at different stages of migration by respecting, protecting and fulfilling their human rights and providing them with care and assistance; and to address legitimate concerns of communities.