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15-06-2018

More public support is needed to enhance domestic workers' rights in Europe

EFSI reminds that high quality working conditions must be ensured for PHS workers in order to adequately tackle the challenges face by our societies.

On the occasion of the International Domestic Workers’ Day on the 16th of June, EFSI analyzes the different challenges that our society faces, through the PHS Industry Monitor. We therefore underline two main problems in the sector :

  • The prevalence of undeclared work in the absence of an adequate public support. Indeed, 12 million EU citizens buy PHS on the undeclared market. This situation is the result of a lack of appropriate legal framework ensuring affordable access to formal household-support and care services.
  • The PHS is a sector which potential growth remains untapped in most Member States. Therefore, public authorities can implement different PHS policies supporting either employment related or social objectives. At least, 5 million jobs new jobs are expected in the PHS sector.

Therefore, high quality working conditions must be ensured for PHS workers in order to enhance their social protection and rights. Thus, EFSI calls upon all Member States and stakeholders to launch a reflection on the issue. Furthermore, EFSI and its members commit to provide them all the technical expertise they might need.

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