The convention to recognize domestic workers was signed by the International Labour Organization.
The Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sanchez Cordero, announced today the ratification of Convention 189 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) at the Mexican Senate, which establishes protocols for domestic workers.
One year after the Supreme Court ruled that domestic workers should have access to social security, Marcelina Bautista, president of the Center for Support and Training for Domestic Workers (Caceh), thanked the federal government for its commitment to dignify this activity.
She considered that the Court’s ruling has benefited thousands of women and men who don’t have access to social security, medicines and a pension today. However, it pointed out that there is still work to be done for the rights of this sector to be fully recognized.
Currently, according to data from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), some 12,000 people have joined the pilot program for domestic workers.
To ratify its commitment to ensure that more women and men demand to be affiliated to IMSS, Caceh donated a spot in which filmmakers Rodrigo Prieto and Alfonso Cuarón, among other celebrities, participated.
“It should be noted that last May the National Commission on Minimum Wages (Conasami) assigned a minimum wage to domestic workers”, said commission president Andrés Peñaloza.
“This will benefit more than 950,000 people who are currently engaged in household work”, the official concluded.
The Yucatan Times