On 14 February, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Moldova Foundation presented the study “State control in the field of work, safety and health at work: divergences between national legislation and ILO conventions ratified by the Republic of Moldova”.
The analysis shows that the legislation of the Republic of Moldova contravenes the international standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO), with serious consequences for employees and for the country’s economy. Contrary to the international norms ratified by our country, the provisions of the national legislation increase the bureaucratization of the control procedures exercised by the State Labor Inspectorate and create a delayed reaction in situations of flagrant violation of the legislation, undermining citizens’ rights, their safety and health.
This is also confirmed by the alarming and rapidly growing number of accidents at work in recent years. Moreover, the requirement to inform the employer in advance about the intention to carry out an inspection favors the camouflage of undeclared work and increases its size.
The research, conducted by the labor expert Adrian Lungu, stresses the urgent need to bring the national legal framework in line with the international rules in order to ensure the protection of employees.
The event was also redorded live on FES Facebook page and realitatea.md.