Unemployment insurance, retirement and health plan: The Brazilian tells what life is like as a domestic worker in Germany
Brazilian Zumara Nunes She was born in Jequitinhonha (MG), but makes a living as a cleaner and maid in Berlin, Germany, serving 15 clients – mostly Brazilian.
I have got Profession reporter It showed what domestic work is like in the European country, which, although it also suffers from informal work, has some differences with respect to Brazil.
The Tuesday (18) program showed the difficulties that domestic workers face after 10 years household pecwhich secured more work rights for this class in Brazil.
speech therapist Renata Oilgardt She is also Brazilian and has lived in Germany for 29 years. She has a five-year contract with Zumara, who, in addition to the house, also cleans her offices.
On a regular schedule, a maid counts about 20 jobs a week. All with a signed contract.
“Some are monthly, some are weekly. I make a note,” Zumara says.
However, she has A health plan, retirement pool, and if you get fired, you’re guaranteed some kind of unemployment insurance. In addition, she has insurance against possible accidents and the right to vacation.
“For me, it is important that she has this security. It is her right, the right of the worker, ”says Renata.
Zomara says 14 years of domestic work in Portugal and she’s already finished seven years in Germany. The maid concludes, “Whatever I want to do here, I do it in terms of finances. I can travel, you know?”.
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