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Domestic staff: the increase is 28% in 3 installments


The first installment of 10% is with the December salary, another 8% is with that of February and the remaining 10% in April 2021.

Ismael Bermúdez

11/30/2020 5:17 PM

  • Clarí

  • Economy

Updated 11/30/2020 5:17 PM

The National Commission for Work in Private Homes resolved an increase in the minimum wages of all categories of Domestic Staff of 28% increase in 3 installments:

10% in December 2020, 8% in February 2021 and 10% in April 2021,

plus a

3% increase

in the


in unfavorable areas since January 2021 (it was at 25% and goes to 28%).

The National Commission for Work in Private Houses is a tripartite body made up of representatives of the State, workers and employers.

The Union of Domestic and Allied Workers (UTDA) and the Union of Employees in Family Homes of Entre Rios (SECFER) were the only two union organizations that voted against "such a brief and insufficient salary agreement, which does not even cover the accumulated inflation during 2020, ”their representatives told


The minimum salary of workers in formal or registered private homes who complete a full working day and who perform general tasks under the modality with retirement --– majority category of the sector - since May has a remuneration of

$ 17,785.50 or $ 144 , 50

if the payment is by the hour, which now changes from the December salary payment.

This category is with retirement and includes tasks of cleaning, washing, ironing, maintenance, preparation and cooking of meals and, in general, all other typical household tasks.

The salaries of domestic staff are not adjusted by the minimum, vital and mobile salary because they are excluded from that regime.

They are governed by what is resolved by the National Commission for Work in Private Houses.

The latest INDEC data indicates that informal or unregistered domestic staff were the most affected by the pandemic and quarantine.

This year, the salary of the employee of private houses had an increase of 10% in two sections.

The first in March and the second in May, through Commission resolution 1/2020.

With the pandemic, the Government included the domestic worker among the beneficiaries of the IFE but, according to the report of the Union of Domestic and Allied Workers (UTDA), almost half of the domestic workers did not receive it.

For their part, employers of private house workers were excluded from the Emergency Assistance Program for Work and Production (ATP) by which the State paid the salaries of private workers for the equivalent of between one and 2 minimum wages.

Employers reached by Earnings can

deduct this year from the tax base the payments to

domestic service


: and social contributions, up to

$ 123,861.17 in the year.

Source: clarin

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