Domestic workers: how to pay for the XXL holiday, on what day and when there will be another salary increase

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With the mega holiday (which ends tomorrow) and the domestic staff day (which is celebrated on Wednesday 3 April), if Casas Particular employees are called to work They will charge, in some cases, extra money. It will depend on the day. How is he paid?

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To know what and how to pay, you must first make a clarification between Vacation AND National holiday.

In the first case, it is up to the employer to decide whether or not to grant the leave, since it is optional. But in case of workers’ callthese will receive the simple salary.

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However, if it is a national holiday and the worker is called to work, the employer You have to pay double for that day.

In the case of this mega six-day holiday (plus one for domestic workers, on April 3), another variant opens up. National holidays (Friday 29 March and Tuesday 2 April), private home workers They have the right not to work. If they don’t work They will charge for the day as they would to complete their usual day, regardless of whether they perform “hourly” or “non-pension” duties.

However, if they are called to work, the employer must”pay them with a 100% surcharge.“, AFIP reports on its website.

What happens with the April 3rd holiday?

With Resolution no. 3/2015, 3 April of each year has been set as “Private Home Staff Day”. This day, despite being considered non-working, As the AFIP clarifies on its website, in case of “assignment of tasks, your remuneration increases”. with an increase equal to 100% of the daily salary”. That is, the same logic applies as for holidays.

This date was defined by the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security of the Nation, in commemoration of the date on which Law number 26844 was definitively promulgated, continues known as the Work in Private Homes Act, 2013.

Domestic workers: how they get paid in April 2024

With this latest adjustment, employees paid monthly have already received the 20% expected for February (in the month of March), and now they will receive the remaining 15%.

With the last two increases, and according to provisional data, hourly and monthly costs will be applied in April depending on the category:

  • Fifth category: With the withdrawal, the time of the third month of the year will be $1954.77. Without withdrawal, the hourly value will be $2,108.64.
  • Fourth category: with withdrawal, the hour will be $2,108.64 and without withdrawal, $2,357.73.
  • Third category: $2,108.64 per hour.
  • Second category: $2,232.15 with pickup; and $2,447.43 without withdrawal.
  • First category: $2,357.73 with pickup and $2,582.67 without pickup.

Monthly, the salaries of domestic employees will be:

  • Staff for general tasks: with pickup, $239,786 and without pickup, $266,639.46 in April.
  • Caring for people: with pickup, $266,639.47 in April; and without withdrawal, at $297,141.6.
  • Homemade: $266,639.46 in April.
  • Person for specific tasks: with pickup, $273,291.06 in April. Without withdrawal, $304,219.62.
  • Supervisors: with pickup, $294,160.11. And for those without a withdrawal, $327,660.99 in April.

When do they meet to renegotiate a salary increase?

The calculation of how much employers will pay for the month of April is temporary given that on the 17th of this month they will meet again in the Commission review the new increases for April and Mayas the union explained to Clarín.

Therefore, those who pay on an hourly basis will do so until mid-month at the current value, then they will have to adapt if an agreement is reached.

Last month – after a meeting between the National Commission for Work in Private Homes (CNTCP) and the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security – a new parity of 35% was defined to be paid in two instalments, with a 20% increase in February and another 15% increase in March. The news is that, for the first time, the union has managed to accumulate the increase, so the real increase will be 38%.

What are the additional payments received by employees of private homes?

Domestic workers add extra money when they work in unfavorable areas. Furthermore, they receive a “seniority” salary supplement on their monthly salary, equal to 1% for each year of seniority of the worker in the employment relationship.

This additional amount is paid monthly starting from 1 September 2021. The service time, for the purposes of this additional seniority, begins to be calculated starting from 1 September 2020, without retroactive effect.

Current legislation also provides that workers must be paid an additional amount per unfavorable area equal to 30% of the minimum wage established for each of the categories compared to personnel carrying out tasks in the provinces of La Pampa, Rio Negro, Chubut, Neuquén, Santa Cruz , Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands, or in the Patagones District of the Province of Buenos Aires.


Source: Clarin

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