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March 9, 2021
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Employer of Indian workers infected with COVID-19 sanctioned with 13,500 lei fine

The Bucharest Territorial Labor Inspectorate (ITM) sanctioned with 13,500 lei the employer of Indian workers tested positive for the novel coronavirus on a construction site in Sector 4 of Bucharest, finding violation of the legislation on preventing the spread of the SARS-COV 2 virus, mentions a release sent on Tuesday by ITM.

ITM Bucharest completed, on Monday, the control action started on Saturday evening on the site where the Public Health Directorate reported a coronavirus outbreak, the institution’s release states.

“Labor inspectors have checked whether the employer complies with the provisions on preventing and stopping the spread of the SARS-COV 2 virus among employees, as well as the legislation on safety and health at work, respectively in the field of labor relations. The control team established that all workers of Indian citizenship are legally employed, but the employer has violated a number of provisions on hygiene conditions, including: inadequate sanitation and overcrowding of sleeping areas, violations that contravene the provisions of the legislation in force for preventing the SARS-COV 2 spread, as well as the Law on safety and health at work 319/2006,” reads the ITM Bucharest release, quoted by Agerpres.

Also, the employer did not carry out, within the stipulated term, the specific training for preventing the spread of the SARS-COV 2 virus and did not provide sufficient staff for providing first aid and for implementing prevention measures, according to the ITM Bucharest’s release.

Therefore, the labor inspectors ordered 11 measures with deadline execution and applied contravention sanctions as follows: four fines in the amount of 13,500 lei and seven warnings.

The employer of the Indian workers was also sanctioned for not having a clear record of the hours worked by the workers and for the late transmission of some data to the workers’ register, mentions ITM Bucharest.

The control started by ITM Bucharest on Saturday took place in the presence of the Minister of Labor and Social Protection, Violeta Alexandru, and was coordinated by the Chief Inspector of ITM Bucharest, Constantin Bujor.

 

LabMIn Alexandru: When I arrived near the site, precisely because I needed to pursue the written reports, I realized that there was a need for coordination among institutions

 

The Bucharest Territorial Labor Inspectorate (ITM) has completed the control report on the working conditions on a real estate developer’s construction site in sector 4 in Bucharest, where several foreign workers were tested positive for coronavirus, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Violeta Alexandru informed on Tuesday.

“The Bucharest Territorial Labor Inspectorate has completed the checks and completed the control report on the working conditions on a real estate developer’s construction site in sector 4, about which the public opinion found out on Saturday evening. Several Indian workers were found with Covid-19. The report was completed in 3 days. Good,” Violeta Alexandru noted on Facebook.

Minister Alexandru mentioned that she asked ITM Bucharest to “communicate publicly” the conclusions of the verifications and underlined that when she went to the respective site she understood that the control institutions need a better coordination.

“When I arrived near the site, precisely because I needed to pursue the written reports, I realized that there was a need for coordination among institutions. The Bucharest Public Health Directorate (already there when I arrived), ITM Bucharest, General Inspectorate for Immigration, Gendarmerie (also there). Coordination among institutions works when it is done at the highest level,” said Violeta Alexandru.

The labour minister asked the employees to respect the measures imposed by the authorities about wearing the mask and not to remove the masks after a few minutes.

The labour minister explained that she is considering the implementation in the construction sector of an electronic system for monitoring overtime worked by employees.

Compiled from Agerpres

 

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