New campaign condemns UK government for failing to protect child domestic workers

The campaign Children Unite has been launched with the mission of making the UK government more responsive to the needs of children who are working domestically in the UK.
The campaign’s objective is to “make Vince Cable’s department for Business, Innovation and Skills listen to the voices of child domestic workers and to the UK public who demand that the UK Government ratifies the ILO Domestic Workers Convention.”
In June 2011, the International Labour Organization adopted the Domestic Workers Convention.  The Convention seeks to give up to 100 million domestic workers the same rights as other workers, with special attention given to protecting children.  However, the UK government is one of only eight countries that abstained from voting in favour of a new international convention that protects domestic workers from exploitation.
To find out more and to support the campaign, please visit the Children Unite website.