The Senate has permitted a reform that may be certain that Mexico’s greater than 2 million home staff have entry to social safety advantages.
Senators voted unanimously in favor of reforming the Social Safety Regulation to make the enrollment of home staff in a simplified IMSS social safety scheme compulsory.
The Supreme Courtroom dominated in 2018 that home staff should should have entry to social safety advantages like another employee, however laws to help its resolution was not in place.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Girls stated in February that solely 3% of two.2 million home staff obtain social safety advantages.
The reform permitted by the Senate Thursday will now be thought-about by the decrease home of Congress. If it turns into legislation, home staff may have the authorized proper to entry advantages corresponding to well being care, sick go away, maternity go away, paid holidays, employee’s compensation, childcare, life insurance coverage, severance pay and a pension.
Employers of housekeepers, gardeners, drivers, nannies and extra can be legally obliged to register them in a simplified social safety scheme and pay the related contributions.
Presenting the reform, Morena occasion Senator Napoleón Gómez stated that recognizing the social and labor rights of home staff is pressing.
“For a very long time, home staff have invested effort and time in work that’s important for the right functioning of society however for which they obtain little pay and no recognition,” he stated.
“That is the big debt we’ve got with a sector of the inhabitants that’s primarily made up of ladies, 94% at present, in accordance with information from [national statistics agency] INEGI.”
With experiences from Milenio, El Financiero and La Jornada