Domestic Workers Still Waiting for New Law in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A new bill introduced in Congress in 2013 which should give domestic workers more rights and benefits, such as an eight-hours work day, pay of overtime and unemployment insurance, is further delayed, making the lives of people working in this sector ever more difficult.

Two years ago, Meliane Silva, housekeeper to a couple and two children in São Paulo looked forward to finally buying a modest house for her and her three boys. Her hopes had been raised due to the promises of the new bill.

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