BTS: Hello Cecilia. Could you tell us a little about what working conditions are like for the homeworkers you represent in Indonesia?
CW: Certainly. Since the Indonesian economic crisis of 1997, the number of homeworkers has increased massively because formal employment has shrunk sharply. This has affected both men and women. But the majority of homeworkers today are still women.
BTS: What would improve working conditions for homeworkers in Indonesia?
CW: We want Indonesian homeworkers to be recognised as formal workers. We also want the government and employers to have laws for home work. And we want homeworkers to get fair wages.
BTS: And can you tell us why international conventions are so important in this regard?
CW: Because they give guidance as to how labour law should protect homeworkers!
BTS: Thank you very much, Cecilia!