MOSCOW, December 24 (RAPSI) – Russia’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova received 1,392 labour rights complaints in 11 months of 2020.

The number of such applications increased this year by one third as compared to 2019, Moskalkova said at the meeting of the Ombudsman’s Expert Council on Thursday. The rise is mostly related to to the consequences of the coronavirus restrictions, she added. 

The most part of the complaints concerned dismissal coercion (573).  Another major group of complaints touched the problem of applying for jobs; the number of such applications increased by more than three times. Moreover, the number of complaints about violations of labour and rest conditions doubled, according to the Federal Ombudsman.