Social security, a right of domestic workers in Mexico

One year after the implementation of the program, the Mexican Social Security Institute gives medical and hospital service to 11,947affiliated domestic workers

Social security, a right of domestic workers in Mexico
The average monthly wage of each beneficiary is of MXN $5,000 - Photo: File photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 05/12/2019 15:07 Alejandra Canchola y Alberto Morales Mexico City Actualizada 15:07
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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented the progress of the program created to provide domestic workers with social security one year after Mexico’s Supreme Court (SCJN) issued the resolution to guarantee this right for them.

In this Thursday’s news conference, the general director of Mexico’s Social Security Institute (IMSS) Zoé Robledo Aburto informed that until now there are 11,947 affiliates, although there was a total registry of 15,000 persons.

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He added that, from the beneficiaries of the program implemented between IMSS and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS), 76% of them are women and 26% live in Mexico City and the State of Mexico; the average monthly wage of each beneficiary is of MXN $5,000.

Interior Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero informed that last November 28 they sent the Convention 189 of the International Labor Organization (OIT) to be signed this Thursday by President López Obrador, to send it to the Senate for its ratification.

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During the conference, they screened a new spot that commemorates the first anniversary of the resolution of the Judiciary branch, donated by the producers of Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, which showed a year ago the situation of domestic workers.

Marcelina Bautista Bautista, president of the Center of Support and Training for Domestic Workers (Caceh), recognized the government’s will to comply with the writ of the SCJN and added that the program includes the access to medical and hospital service, medications, and other social rights like kindergarten and daycare for children of domestic workers.

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