The Legislative Assembly of the Federal District ALDF will speak up for domestic workers (servants, cooks, gardeners, drivers, etc.) so that in the City they receive wages similar to the effort which they develop and that the benefits of law are given to them like the Federal Labor Law, because according to the INEGI there exist more than two million people who work in homes and who do not receive worthy wage, nor indemnification, Christmas allowance, right workdays and human treatment.
On the matter the President of the Commission of Equity and Gender of the Legislative Assembly, Deputy Beatriz Rojas Martinez, asked the Secretariat of Work of the Federal District Government GDF, to send Convention 189 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) that establishes the recognition of the domestic work as worthy and important vocation to the Senate.
The legislating PRD member indicated that 9 of each 10 women (94%) of this economical sector do not count on health access, 33 percent earn less than a minimum wage and 40% only one or two minipays. She was sorry that the conditions, in which the domestic workers are, lapse into the violation of human rights because they are discriminated by gender, race, poverty, migration and ethnic group.
Rojas Martínez argued that the plant workers represent only 12 percent, the rest in the modality of entry by exit, reason why their labor conditions are invisible to the society, the employers and the laws.
For all this the official of the Commission of Equity and Gender of the ALDF, assured that when signing Convention 189 of the ILO, annexed by the Senate of the Republic with the Secretariat of the local Work, the work of the domestic workers could be recognized, with all the rights, benefits and respect to which they have right.
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