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Mexico: Domestic Workers Organize to Fight for Their Rights

Mexico: Domestic Workers Organize to Fight for Their Rights

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by IDWFED published Mar 06, 2016 12:00 AM
Contributors: Clayton Conn/teleSUR
One of Mexico's largest informal labor sectors is that of home or domestic workers, which amounts to nearly 3.5 million people and 95% are women. This sector is considered to be almost invisible in terms of its rights being guaranteed and protected. However one civil organization has struggled for years to finally win a legal victory that has now granted this sector a formal labor union, an unprecedented reality for Mexico.

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One of Mexico's largest informal labor sectors is that of home or domestic workers, which amounts to nearly 3.5 million people and 95% are women. This sector is considered to be almost invisible in terms of its rights being guaranteed and protected. However one civil organization has struggled for years to finally win a legal victory that has now granted this sector a formal labor union, an unprecedented reality for Mexico.

Source: Clayton Conn/teleSUR

Story Type: News

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