Increase domestic service 2020: how are the wages

For the past year, private house workers received a 10% inflation recomposition. How the scales continue

The domestic staff employee in family homes in Argentina recently reached an agreement to receive a 10% salary increase for all categories.

This upload informed by the Staff Union of Family Homes (Sinpecaf) of Córdoba should take effect from first of March and reach the pockets of registered domestic servants in April.

The agreement is part of the review clause agreed last year, to lessen the impact of loss of purchasing power in the face of inflation in 2019.
Later in April, the parties will meet again to start the parity corresponding to 2020.

However, also last week the Union of Auxiliary Personnel of Private Houses (UAPAC), reported that it is still in negotiations stage. Regarding the salary increase that began to be discussed on February 28, and which, having not reached an agreement, would continue to analyze the first days of April.

Unions representing domestic staff achieved a 10% increase

In this framework, according to the Ignacio Online portal, the salary scale for male and female employees of private households with this latest increase has not yet been published in the Official bulletin, and therefore the scale established in November 2019 continues in force.

For category 1 of supervisor, which already includes coordination and control of the tasks carried out by two or more people in charge, an estimated hourly income $ 162 and $ 20,260 per month for retired staff and $ 177 per hour and $ 22,567.5 per month for those who do not leave the home where they perform tasks.

In the case of category 2, personnel for specific tasks, An hourly payment of $ 153 and $ 18,822.5 per month is estimated for personnel with retirement and $ 168 and $ 20,952.50 for personnel without retirement.

The homemade or category 3 should receive $ 144 per hour and $ 18,364 per month, with or without withdrawal.

For the next category, those who are dedicated to people care, the salary would be $ 144 an hour and $ 18,364 a month since March, and $ 162 an hour and $ 20,465 a month, for employees without retirement.

Finally, in the 5th category, of personnel for general tasks, they would receive $ 134 per hour and $ 16,515 with withdrawal, and $ 144 and $ 18,364 without withdrawal.

What is the difference between domestic service with and without withdrawal?

Domestic staff employed in family homes reached an agreement to receive a 10% salary increase.

The national government establishes a difference for registered private household employees. Two exists working modalities for those who are governed by this regime: with withdrawal and without withdrawal. According to the modality, the worker will be entitled to salary values, contributions, days of rest and different days.

Work without retirement when the staff lives in the same place in which they provide their services.

On the contrary, there is work with retirement occurs when the staff does not reside in the same place in which they provide their services. It is the most common modality, and can be with retirement for the same and only employer or with retirement for different employers.

In any case, the working day must be 8 hours a day or 48 hours per week, with a maximum of 9 hours per day. During the week the hours can be distributed unevenly (more hours one day and less another), but in no case can it exceed 9 hours a day of work.

The workers without retirement they must have:

– A daily night rest of 9 hours.
– Daily rest of three continuous hours between morning and evening tasks, during which time the necessary time for lunch will be included.
– In cases of interruption of daily rest, working hours will be remunerated with the surcharges provided for overtime and must be compensated.
– A weekly rest from 1 pm. Saturday until 24 hours. Sunday.

The retired workers, they must also have:

– When they work for the same employer, they must have a pause of not less than twelve hours between the cessation of one day and the beginning of the other.

Finally, when the worker provides services in overtime or Extra hours (when the legal working day is over) the employer must pay you a 50% surcharge for every hour on common days and 100% on Saturdays after 1 pm. and on Sundays and national holidays.

What are the different categories of domestic service workers?

There are different categories of domestic service

According to the tasks performed, a worker belongs to a certain category.

Each category is assigned a minimum remuneration, both for the “with withdrawal” and “without withdrawal” modalities. An “hourly” and a “monthly” remuneration are also specified.

The 5 categories of domestic service workers are as follows:

Supervisor and Supervisor: It is the personnel in charge of carrying out the coordination and control of the tasks carried out by two or more people under their charge. For example, a supervisor who controls the cleaning tasks of a group of employees.

Personnel for specific tasks: chefs and cooks hired exclusively to carry out this task, and all other household tasks that require special suitability of the staff.

Homemade and homemade: personnel who provide tasks inherent to the general care and preservation of a home, where they live due to their activity and the employment contract;

Assistance and care of people: Includes assistance and non-therapeutic care for people such as the sick, disabled, children, adolescents, the elderly.

General task staff: provision of cleaning, washing, ironing, maintenance, preparation and cooking of meals and, in general, all other typical household tasks.

According to these categories and whether it is personnel with or without retirement, plus seniority, the monthly salary of a domestic service employee for 8 hours a day from Monday to Saturday (which is equal to 48 hours a week) according to what is indicated on the scale mentioned above.

What happens if the person works less than 48 hours per week? It is not clear whether the hours discount should be calculated proportionally.

The provisions of the Employment Contract Law (Law 20,744) is that if a worker provides services for 32 or more hours a week, it would be incorrect to provide the salary. What corresponds is to choose to pay the total salary for that category as if they had worked 48 hours a week.

Less than 32 hours of work per week if they can be equivalent to one part-time day.

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