domestic service must receive leave with pay

If they belong to any risk group, they must receive their salary even if they cannot attend to provide their tasks. The problem of informality

In an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), domestic workers must stay at home and enjoy their wages if they belong to any risk group for any disease, are pregnant, are older than 60 years or have minor children under their care.

Is that all workers, regardless of the regime in which they are included, are covered by resolution 207 of the Ministry of Labor.

As they explain from the Errepar editorial, the license for the risk groups provided in the aforementioned resolution reaches all workers, including the staff of private houses governed by Law 26844.

In this sense, the duty of assistance to the workplace is suspended for the following people:

-Over 60 years of age;

-Pregnant workers

-Workers included in risk groups (with chronic respiratory diseases, cardiac, immunodeficiencies, diabetics and with chronic kidney failure on dialysis or with expectations of entering dialysis in the following 6 months).

In addition, they recalled that the article of the law 26.844, establishes the obligation of withdrawal of the worker “in case of infectious contagious disease of the employee /, the employer or any member of the group living with any of the parties” in order to avoid risks to the health of them or of the employer or of the members of their family group “.

According to Carlos Brasesco, representative of the UPAC, (UniĆ³n Personal Auxiliar de Casas Particulares), the major problem facing the highest percentage of women workers in private homes is the informality in which they are in their working condition: 72.4% of them does not receive a retirement discount.

Brasesco defined that many times an attempt is made to convey that it is a “kind of self-ownership”. And, at that point, resolution from the employer’s point of view is easy: “You don’t come, I don’t pay you.”

However, he stressed that this is a relationship in a relationship of dependency, beyond the precarious situation of which a high percentage of women who work in domestic service are victims.

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