Rada adopts revised version of Labour Code

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted Labor Code redraft in first reading.

258 MPs with quotum of 226 have supported the draft No.1658, Censor.NET reports.

The regulations of the revised version of the Labour Code are aimed at adapting Ukraine's labor legislation to the [revised] European Social Charter and other international instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Organization.

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The draft Labour Code should replace the existing one, which was adopted back in 1970.

The draft, in particular, provides for the introduction of employment contracts, which must be concluded solely in written without possibility to amend them without the consent of the employee. The employer will not be able to unilaterally change the size of the salary. The overtime and night differential, as well as retirement benefits will also be increased.

Any employment discrimination is prohibited, including direct or indirect restriction of the rights of employees based on race, sex, political, religious or other creed, age, state of health, suspicion or presence of HIV/AIDS, family and property status, place of residence, participation in a strike.

Besides, pregnant women and employees with children under the age of three will not be placed on probation. A separate chapter of the Code increases annual paid vacation period to 28 days.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n359378