In the domestic sector, for years there has been a national collective bargaining agreement, as in all other work sectors. The Collective Agreement sets the guidelines from the hiring to the remuneration of the workers. The CCNL is therefore the reference point for making the employment relationship between these workers and the employers regular. The document currently in force, born with three-year validity expired in 2016 and therefore for about three years the sector expects a renewal.
However, this does not mean that the rules established by the CCNL remain frozen to what was written in the past. In fact, last January 15, an agreement was signed between employers' associations and trade unions to update the pay tables for these workers. This is the adjustment of salaries to the increase in the cost of living. Istat has certified an inflation equal to 1.1% and therefore new minimum salary thresholds are coming out with increases that for workers must be in the range between 7 and 15 euros based on the level of classification.
Salary increases for workers
For all the strictly technical aspects relating to the work of carers, housekeepers and babysitters, the reference CCNL remains the one signed in 2013 at the Ministry of Labor by Fidaldo, Assindatcolf and Domina, all of which are symbols of the domestic work sector. What changes now are the pay tables.
Workers will generally be up to 15 euros more per month than salary. Different increases based on the brackets in the sector that are defined levels. Level A is applied to domestic workers with less than a year's experience, laundry or cleaning staff, kitchen help, groom and general worker. The AS level includes babysitters, company ladies, and therefore individuals who provide assistance to people without self-sufficiency problems.
Level B is the one in which the qualified worker, the gardener, the driver, the caretaker, the waiter or the multi-purpose domestic worker should be placed. In the BS level, caregivers should be placed who provide assistance to people who are self-sufficient and who have experience of more than 12 months even though they are not in possession of qualifications or certificates. The real caregiver who provides assistance to those who are not self-sufficient as disabled or elderly should be placed in the CS level, while in the C level the cooks are hired.
With the letter D, on the other hand, specialized workers are in possession of diplomas, qualifications and professional attestations and with proven experience in the tasks to be performed. Chief cook, head gardener, butler, housekeeper and administrator of family assets are figures of workers to be employed at level D. In the DS level, the caregiver with long-term experience and with certificates and qualifications must be placed.
• Level A: minimum salary € 636.20 per month;
• Level As: basic salary of 751.88 euros;
• Level B: € 809.71 minimum wage;
• Bs level: minimum monthly salary of € 867.55;
• Level C: minimum salary of € 925.40;
• Cs level: minimum salary of € 983.20;
• Level D: minimum wage of 1,156.72 euros per month;
• Level Ds: minimum wage of 1,214.56 euros per month.