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Mozambique: Sindicato Nacional dos Empregados Domésticos (SINED)

by IDWFED published Sep 22, 2014 10:26 AM
Sindicato Nacional dos Empregados Domésticos / National Trade Union of Domestic Workers (SINED)
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Type Trade Union
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Mozambique during the colonial domination, domestic workers had no opportunity to organize in much less trade union federations.

Syndicalism was allocated directly from the metropolis and was corporate nature, discriminatory, and compulsive aiming to weaken the development of working class consciousness.

With the country's independence in 1975, genuinely Mozambican unions were created where the development of trade union work grew increasingly and the class consciousness of the awakening of the home that workers who in 2006 gave way to the creation of the National Union of Domestico Employees ( sined), which came to have legal recognition in 2008.

The sined is a representative organization of the associated domestic workers who carry out their activities within the national territory, created by a group of workers in the Urbanization neighborhood (Evangelical Church World Sal), which met regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays after the working day.

Represented by Maria Joaquim, as General Secretary and has so far a total of 2,492 enrolled members, only three provinces namely Maputo, Inhambane and Tete a horizon of 11 provinces according to territorial division, a figure that falls far short of Total and / or most existing domestic workers in the three provinces, not only in Brazil but also in general.

Its creation was an important imperative against the increase in the number of members in the ranks of the labor movement and to defend the rights and interests of workers, assuming that is a less privileged and large class number have difficulty reading and writing what more vulnerable their employment relationship.

Although the country has adopted specific legislation (Regulation of domestic work, Decree No. 40/08 of 26 November 2008) to regulate labor relations, most domestic workers do not know this law and some employers do not allow their domestic workers enjoy the right to association, let alone freedom of association, creating all kinds of obstacle to these workers.

One of the main difficulties faced by the sined as server domestic workers' interests rests mainly on the weak sustainability, especially in the union's implementation in all provinces, spreading the regulation, statutes and sined programs and resources necessary to take I finish ratification campaign of Convention 189 on the protection of domestic workers.


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