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Jul 31, 2020
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Trade unions support a mechanism for direct sick pay

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia has supported direct payments from the Social Insurance Fund for sick leaves. This is stated in the statement of the deputy chairman of the organization David Krishtal, published on the FNPR website.

Earlier it became known that the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation proposed to expand the mechanism of "direct payments" for sick leave and benefits in connection with maternity in all Russian regions, starting from January 1 next year.

Krishtal noted that the FNPR considers this method of payments to be progressive, especially in a situation of instability in the labor market and bankruptcy of enterprises. “If we act on the“ credit ”principle, it is not known how soon a person will receive sick leave payments and maternity benefits - these payments in life cannot wait,” the statement said.

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