Ombudsman asks Russian authorities to protect employees made to work during quarantine
MOSCOW, March 31 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova has turned to Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov and Government’s Chair Mikhail Mishustin asking them to take measures for protection of employees’ labor rights, the ombudsman’s press-service informs.
According to communications from regional ombudsmen, cases where employers force their employees to go to work during the week the businesses were to be closed as per Russia’s President Vladimir Putin order were registered in several regions, the statement reads.
To settle the issue Moskalkova has asked the Prosecutor General and the Chair of the Government to take measures preventing such cases using their respective powers.
Earlier, the President has announced the week from March 30 to April 5, would be non-working with full pay due to the situation with the spread of coronavirus. According to the President, the decision was taken to safe the citizens during the fight against the infection.
As on March 30, 1836 coronavirus cases are recorded in Russia.