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European Politics towards the Protection of Domestic Workers

Nerea Ereñaga

Nowadays, in the European context there is a debate about the legal protection of domestic workers.So the initiative for the search of normative actions destined to provide a better protection of the rights of these workers has an essential place within the international demands.The most importat cuorse of action, is the one that the International Labour Organization has carried through by its C-189 Domestic Workers Convention and R-201 Domestic Workers Recommendation, both of them adopted on the 16th of june 2011.Nevertheless, many european countries have just confirmed the convention, and others, as in the case of Spain, have not ratified it jet. In view of the above, the objective of this study is to analyze the regulation of the domestic work in the european member states, from the perspective of Comparative Law. At the same time, this work studies if the member states have taken the measures in their own legislation, as set out in the Convention and Recommendation.Finally, we will try to establish the necessary legal arrangements for transfer the good practices identified in the member states to the Spanish legislation. This obviously will contribute to eliminate the ilegal employement in the domestic area and to encourage the regular recruitment. At last, it will ensure that domestic workers enjoy fair terms of employment as well as decent working conditions, like workers generally.

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