Sunday 25 of March, the National Union of Domestic Workers - Sintrahogarp, constituted by more than 5,000 women all over the country, realized the fifth Fair-Forum for their labor rights in Lima, which started in the morning at 10 and went on until 6 in the afternoon.
The visitors of this fair enjoyed a pasacaglia and benefitted from the services of general medicine and psychology, as well as from the legal advising which was offered by the Ministry of Work and Promotion of Employment.
The domestic workers demand from the Peruvian state the ratification of Convention 189 of the ILO. In order to have the same rights as the other workers, they would be able to enjoy a month of paid vacations, two annual allowances, CTS, one pay.
Advanced with Law 27986, with twelve holidays per year, social insurance with insurable pay, there are still desideratum and discrimination by fifteen days of vacations, mean pay by allowance, no work contract in writing and no modality of inside bed carrying out tasks (cooking, washing, ironing, cleaning, taking care of children or adults). With 450.00 new Soles pays, with more than 16 working hours which are not recognized as extra hours, domestic workers are disadvantaged to study; the employment agencies which retain their national identity document and acquire for its return commissions of 50% of the wage, where they do not receive any qualification for domestic work.
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