In order to ensure that the labor rights of domestic workers are fulfilled, the Government of the Mexico City presented the campaign #MoreThanOptionIsUnRight, which seeks to make visible the right to the Christmas bonus, contract and social security.
At a press conference, the head of the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion of the city, José Luis Rodríguez Díaz de León, explained that to achieve this work an alliance was made with the Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir.
Therefore, he specified that this strategy has two purposes, the first is that it seeks to promote the application of the labor rightsWhile the second objective is to let the workers know that if their guarantees are not respected, there are institutions to support them and initiate legal processes.
“The Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion together with the Labor Defense Attorney’s Office, it has the power to legally assist those who so wish and to be able to file the corresponding legal procedures, ”he said.
The secretary revealed that territorial actions of direct dialogue with employers in the municipalities will also be carried out. Benito Juarez, Miguel Hidalgo, Coyoacan and Cuajimalpa, the purpose is to raise awareness and provide information to fulfill its obligations.
For his part, Friné Salguero, director of the Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir, assured that it is necessary to guarantee the exercise of people’s rights to reduce social gaps.
“Today they are obligations of the employer people, and also a responsibility of the State to guarantee them. Complying with them is a fundamental step to eradicate structural inequality. From feminism we accompany this historical struggle of domestic workers ”, he deepened.
According to the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion local, in the capital of the country there are more than 200,000 people who perform paid domestic work, of which their average income is just over 5,000 pesos per month.
At the same time, 83.5% of those who have this work are women and around 95% do not have access to health institutions.