On November 30, the RA NA Standing Committee on Labor and Social Affairs moderated by Heriknaz Tigranyan convened the regular sitting. The Committee the package of the draft laws on Making Addenda and Amendment to the RA Labor Law and on Making Addenda and Amendment to the RA Law on Public Service.
The RA Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Ruben Sargsyan has noted that the amendments are aimed at providing healthy and secure environment for the employees. According to him, the employer gets right to PCR test not allow the employee to go to work, if the latter does not submit certificates on vaccination or.
As a consequence of not permitting to go to work in the event of not fulfilling the employees’ working obligations for more than 10 days (on shift) uninterrupted or during the last three months for more than 20 working days (on shift), the employer gets the right to solve the working contract.
The regulations will spread on the state service, community service and public posts including the public service. There are also exceptions.
Different viewpoints were voiced. In the opinion of the deputies of the NA Armenia Faction, the amendments have been of punitive character, and the deputies of the Civil Contract Faction find that they are regulatory character.
Emphasizing the necessity of the adoption of the draft law, the Committee Chair Heriknaz Tigranyan has noted that the state gives two opportunities to the citizens: either get vaccinated for free or to pay for testing. The bill sets regulations for the cases, when the employees neither have been vaccinated nor has been tested.
The legislative package was endorsed in the Committee.