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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:20 AM

Mexico's supreme court orders domestic workers formalized

Source: Associated Press


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DECEMBER 05, 2018 08:48 PM,
UPDATED 3 HOURS 21 MINUTES AGO

MEXICO CITY

Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday declared unconstitutional the optional nature of enrolling domestic workers in the social security system and given the government three years to build a system making it mandatory.

It would be a dramatic change for Mexico's more than 2 million housekeepers, gardeners, cooks and drivers. The change would not only mean employers pay into the country's social security system, but the workers would gain access to Mexico's public health system.

A statement from the court said the current system results in discrimination, especially for women who represent nine of 10 domestic workers in Mexico.

The court called on the social security administration to implement a pilot program by the first half of 2019 and to have a functioning obligatory system in place in three years.

Read more: https://www.thestate.com/news/business/national-business/article222692510.html



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christx30 Thursday #4
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Bradical79 Thursday #6
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:21 AM

1. Mexico may really blossom under this president.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:50 AM

2. You know what other South American country gives domestic workers Social Security?

Venezuela. And a worker can get their Social Security as young as 55 (women) and 60 years old. And if you haven't worked to earn enough credits, you can apply for a grant. And it covers disability and pregnancy.

Just saying......

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:29 AM

4. That sounds great that the law says that.

But do they have money to pay out? And if they do, is it worth enough to buy anything? Is there anything TO buy?

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Response to christx30 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:07 AM

5. I understand that it is funded like our Social Security

And the grants are funded by the oil fields.

You could ask those same questions about any South American country.

And yes, the huge corporations that supply toothpaste, toilet paper and processed foods are either price gouging or purposely creating a shortage like the US gas corporations do with refineries. Many of the shortages are from Koch corporations.

And the media corporations feed you only the information that fits their narrative. Be afraid of socialism, be very afraid or you too will not be able to get toilet paper.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:21 AM

6. Mexico isn't South American

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:38 AM

7. True that

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:54 AM

3. Does it also mean they will earn a minimum wage?

 

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