Between April 1st and 14th 2020, the Helsinki Committee received 56 complaints on violations of workers’ rights, covering 363 workers.
During the coronavirus crisis, most of the violations (16) refer forced termination of agreed contracts that encompass 264 workers.
There are 9 reports of laid offs and reduction of salaries.
Eight reports are related t information about the implementation of government measures that include financial compensation for people that lost their jobs due to the crisis; compensation for persons who lost their jobs or were part of the informal economy and release of a parent of a child up to the age of ten due to work.
Seven reports refer to violations of government measures. four refer to forced use of annual leave and/or unpaid leave, three refer to other violations such as opting out of fixed term contracts.
Regarding the gender differentiation, the rights have been violated to 62,5% female workers against 37,5% male workers.
The Helsinki COmmittee advise the citizens not to sign agreements i.e. to file an objection to the decision of dismissal due to business reasons, to use protective mechanisms primarily from the State Labor Inspectorate.