ILO report highlights the value of domestic workers to families and societyListen /
More than 50 million people worldwide, mostly women, are employed as domestic workers, according to the latest figures from the International Labour Organization (ILO).
But ILO says despite their numbers, domestic workers are among the least protected of employees. Long hours, poor working conditions and insufficient legal protection are some of the realities they face.
For the first time, the agency has released a report which highlights the size and value of what it calls "one of the oldest occupations."
Dianne Penn reports.