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Dialogue with High Commissioner. Protection of labor rights

26 January 2018
Dialogue with High Commissioner. Protection of labor rights

Article 37 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation guarantees citizens the remuneration right without being discriminated, while the sum is not less than the minimum wage established by the federal law, but the number of complaints addressed to me concerning these issues is estimated at hundreds.

I was approached by a citizen R. with a complaint about the violation of labor rights by the administration of the limited liability company. According to the applicant, his dismissal was not duly registered and he did not receive sum owing and compensations.

In this connection I sent an appeal to the Prosecutor’s Office of Moscow, and in the course of inspections all the information was confirmed.

According to the response, R. was employed under fixed-term labor contract, but the administration of the company violated Article 84.1 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation and did not give him an employment record book and reimburse sum owing at the time of dismissal.

Therefore, the Prosecutor’s Office made a submission to the general director of the company to eliminate violations of labor law. Perpetrators were brought to disciplinary responsibility, and P. received all payments and the employment record book.

Sometimes I receive collective complaints from citizens. For example, employees of the Bratsk Specialized Children’s Home reported that they did not receive adequate remuneration. I sent an appeal to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Irkutsk Region to clarify the situation.

According to the reply received, during the inspection it was established, that wage for overtime work was not paid to 15 employees of the Children’s Home, and the legislation of the Russian Federation was violated by local legal acts.

As a result, perpetrators were brought to justice and remuneration was paid to employees.

A similar incident occurred with the employees of LLC «BTS-Gidrostroy». Their right to timely remuneration and payment of interest for each day of delayed remuneration was violated. I sent appeals to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and to the Prosecutor’s Office of Moscow.

According to the reports, wage arrears amounted to 63,6 million rubles were paid in full to 783 builders. In addition, preliminary investigation is conducted against the management of the company.

Of course, such violations should not exist, heads of organizations should understand, that they are responsible for fair remuneration.

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