The Union of Labor and Social Security Inspectors (SITSS) has denounced the “lack of means” to be able to carry out the control of the self-assessment of occupational risk prevention of domestic workers and home help announced on Wednesday by the Ministry of Labour. This regulation, whose development was included both in the decree on work at home, and in the Strategy on health and work, began the public consultation process on Friday, May 12, and will be open for 15 days. After this process, the department headed by Yolanda Díaz, together with the unions and associations of domestic workers, will begin an analysis of the proposals to prepare the final text.
“You cannot announce an increase in functions without reinforcing the Inspection. A cathedral cannot be built with just a few plans,” laments the union in a note released this Thursday, in which it recalls that compliance with the Inspection’s strategic plan is still pending of Labor and Social Security (ITSS) approved by the Council of Ministers in November 2021.
Work presented yesterday, Wednesday, the draft royal decree on the protection of safety and health in the field of employment at home, which seeks to guarantee the rights in occupational risk prevention of a highly feminized group through self-assessments. According to the second vice president, the proposal being made is “a self-assessment formula that the people who will use these services will have to carry out.”
The Union of Inspectors has affirmed that the Ministry of Labor announces “campaigns and increased powers (…) without reinforcing the Labor Inspection, with the means and structure of more than 20 years and with a staff of 1,093 sub-inspectors, 888 inspectors and 1,173 administrative staff”.
“The signed commitments are not fulfilled, but they publish announcements and announcements of more work and responsibilities for the Labor Inspectorate,” a summary from the union, which wrote, together with the rest of the organization’s centrals, a plan to reinforce the ITSS in July 2021, which has not yet been put into operation.