Sinactraho, Mexico’s union to defend rights of domestic workers

Posted on December 29, 2015 • Filed under: Economy, Mexico, Social Issues “Conditions for women who work in homes in Mexico are very precarious,” says Marta Leal Morales, general secretary of the newly-formed National Union of Domestic Workers (Sinactraho).

“We decided that this union would be to defend the rights of domestic workers, so they could have a better quality of life.” According to the country’s national statistics agency, Inegi, more than 2.3 million people are paid domestic workers in Mexico – 95% of them are women.
Of that, nearly two million are maids. The rest are cooks, drivers, dish-washers and care-workers. Read Article

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