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Paraguay: Sindicato de Trabajadoras del Servicio Domestico del Paraguay (SINTRADESPY)

Paraguay: Sindicato de Trabajadoras del Servicio Domestico del Paraguay (SINTRADESPY)

by IDWFED published Mar 27, 2019 12:00 AM
Paraguay: Sindicato de Trabajadoras del Servicio Domestico del Paraguay (SINTRADESPY)
Street Address Presidente Ramírez c/ Florencio Villamayor
Phone Number (0981) 719 770 / + (595981) 719 770
Fax Number
Email [email protected]
Type Trade Union
Number of Male Members 1
Number of Female Members 57
Members Pay Fees Check if members pay fees
Maintains Register of Fees Paid Maintains register of fees paid
Year Established 2018


To promote and defend the interests of its affiliates, to claim equal treatment, to represent the workers, to represent their members in the exercise of their rights, to ensure compliance with the laws, to act as a party to the trials, to provide assistance to its associates, promote trade union education, establish, attend the constitution or associate with mutual societies, promote the improvement of employment, carry out economic activities to increase the patrimony, promote the creation of services to affiliates such as nurseries, etc. Maintain relations with similar similar organizations in Paraguay and other countries and integrate articulations.


In 2008, through a research, a group was formed. In 2012, the Association of Domestic Service Employees of Paraguay (ADESP) was formed. With the association we obtained the extension of health coverage for domestic workers in the Institute of Social Security, later we managed to discuss a bill in the Congress on domestic employment that was enacted in October 2015, with a discriminative salary of only 60% of the minimum wage of any other worker.

Before Law 5407/2015, for domestic employees there was only one article in the labor code, with 40% of the current minimum wage, without social security, without IPS, without retirement, demanding 12 working hours. With the law 5407/2015 we got all these differences that existed. Now we only suffer wage discrimination. On March 30, 2016, we presented a project to amend the Law in Article 10 on the minimum wage, demanding 100% of the minimum wage as any worker.

In April 2018 the amendment was approved with 100% in the Chamber of Senators, moving to the Chamber of Deputies, after this we met as an association and decided to become a union and our constitution assembly was on July 8, 2018.

On July 26, the amendment was rejected by the Chamber of Deputies, leaving 70% of the minimum salary, going back to the Chamber of Senators. From that moment we lobby in the Chamber of Senators so that they can ratify their 100% position. We are hopeful that this fight will be positive, otherwise we will keep fighting until we reach the goal.