The Kasambahay Bill was filed in Congress to provide standards and million households, based on the July Labor Force Survey. October 7, ? KASAMBAHAY BILL BICAM SET ON OCTOBER 8. The two chambers of Congress are set to meet on Monday to reconcile the disagreeing. Press Release June 27, ? JINGGOY: CONGRESS TO ATTUNE KASAMBAHAY BILL WITH ILO CONVENTION Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy.
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‘Kasambahay Bill’ soon a reality
The two chambers of Congress are set to meet on Monday to reconcile the disagreeing provisions of the Kasambahay Bills. The bicameral conference committee meeting is scheduled on October 8 and 9. The landmark legislation for all domestic workers can be enacted into law before the year ends.
I believe it is the perfect present for all kasambahay this Christmas,” shares Sen. Estrada, who is the principal author of the measure.
The Senate version, embodied under Senate Bill 78 which was passed as early as Decemberseeks to amend the relevant articles of the Labor Code and provide additional benefits and protection to the househelpers. Senate Bill 78 increases the minimum monthly wage of domestic workers from Php to Php 2, in National Capital Region; from Php to Php 2, in chartered cities and first-class municipalities; and from Php to Php 1, in other municipalities.
Estrada also plans of introducing a grievance procedure for domestic workers experiencing abuse and maltreatment, following the Senate Labor Committee hearing on the harrowing case of kasambahay Bonita Baran. On the other hand, House Bill seeks to create a special law to be known as “Domestic Workers Act,” which enumerates the rights and privileges of domestic workers and establishes standards on pre-employment, employment terms and conditions, and post-employment.
Bil also contains an article for the regulation of private employment agencies deploying domestic workers. House Bill also delegates to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards the determination of appropriate minimum wages of domestic workers.
It also drafts a penal provision of not less than Php 10, fine kasambshay violation of the provisions of the proposed act, without prejudice to filing appropriate civil or criminal action by the aggrieved party. The House of Representatives passed their version of the bill last September Estrada cites that the International Labor Organization ILO Convention on Domestic Work will figure in the discussions on Monday as a reference for the international standards concerning domestic work.
The Senate ratified the convention last August 6, Batas Kasambahay is also poised to become the enabling law of the convention.
The Upper Chamber has named Sen. Milgaros Magsaysay as conferees to the conference committee. News Monday, December 31 Angara: JV pushes anew for the restoration of the P