Indicate measures against informal work and protect home workers



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Nicolas Mönckeberg, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, called on nearly 50 thousand employers who have not yet registered the private hiring work contracts to do so when they took part in the various groups in the industry and announced an initial inspection campaign.

Minister Nicolás Mönckeberg announced on the 21st of November, when the special day worker on the national day appeared, that since 2015, the date on which the contract was obliged to register has made 240 thousand employers, some 50,000 who have not done so. According to INE data, there are more than 289,000 employees in the industry. That is, there is a high level of informality that needs to be corrected.

The state authority announced a series of measures to combat the informal work of domestic workers and consist of a special monitoring plan, the right to enter into internships for public utilities through the Senza.

Of the complaints made to DT in 2017, they reached 1,122, while in October this year they have a total of 601. The Metropolitan area leads the list with 287, followed by Los Lagos (65) and Valparaiso (47).

The list of reported cases leads to others – where it is included in the Employee's life and health protection, maternity protection, recruitment, working time, breaks, judiciary, annual leave and permit, employers' requirements, rights (38.4%), benefits (19.7%), salaries 8.9%), quotations (8.8%) and employment contract (8.3%).

The most common accidents caused by domestic workers are burns and psychological illnesses.

For fines, there were 1 590 in 2015; in 2016 they reached 199; between 2017 and 156 and 2018-105. In this respect, the most common penalties were not in accordance with DFL 2 (37), quotations (34), extra hours (33) and new provisions of Law 20 876 (21).

"I ask to put an end to bad practices that are cost to those who take care of our children who are part of the daily houses that deserve just as safe, valuable contracts and social security," said Minister Nicolás Mönckeberg.

However, Minister Mönckeberg stated that he had already given DT instructions on a campaign to disseminate working standards for the protection of domestic workers in order to promote and monitor compliance. In this context, audiovisual support material is being prepared for workers and their employers, and proactive control processes are planned and implemented and agreements and alliances apply to other services that facilitate their implementation.

At the same time, informative material about the rights of domestic workers in all provincial employment offices in the country was distributed in November.

During the event, authorities and employees discussed the implementation of Law 20 876, which came into force in January 2015, the requirement not to use a uniform public space, recording contracts from the employment office (network inhttp://www.dt.gob.cl) and, inter alia, reducing working time. In the case of violations, the fines range from 1 (48,160) to 10 UTM ($ 481,600) for each detected irregularity.

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