Collective Bargining and Domestic Workers in Uruguay
Research reports, working paper
This report describes the process of collective bargaining between the Sindicato Unico de Trabajadoras Domésticas (SUTD), the Liga de Amas de Casa, Consumidores y Usuarios de la República Oriental del Uruguay (the representative of employers) and the federal government within the wage council.
The first collective agreement for domestic workers was signed on November 10, 2008, the first such agreement not only in Uruguay but also in all of Latin America. A second agreement was signed on December 17, 2010.
Through collective bargaining domestic workers have been able to obtain higher wages, to win rights that were not included in the labor law, and to strengthen clauses in the 2006 labour law and 2007 regulatory decree.