“For business support was launched a number of special loan programs, grants, tax deferments, lower payments to extra-budgetary funds – listed by the Minister. – As a result of these measures, we managed to maintain employment for two million people”.

According Kotyakova, the unemployment rate for June 17 in Russia is 6.1% (according to the methodology of the International labour organization), employment centers registered and receive benefits from the state, almost 2.5 million people. The situation in Russia develops in a more favourable scenario than in many other States, the Minister said.

However, there are problems, and solve them possible including at the expense of proper coordination between the authorities, business and workers ‘ associations. It’s the trilateral Commission allows us to develop optimal solutions through which we can find appropriate responses to the challenges of the pandemic.

“the Government has applied a stroke of genius, running the program with loans to businesses under 2%, which is subject to the continued employment of staff will be repaid, – said the head of the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia (FNPR) Mikhail Shmakov. – Yes, as part of its implementation will be a variety of discrimination cases, including salaries, but the number of employees will remain a very strong move of the government to mitigate the negative effects of the situation.”

Shmakov drew attention to the nebula of career prospects for the three million workers, sent in a simple or unpaid leave. In his opinion, on work they may not return. Shmakov pointed out the infringement of the rights working under contracts of civil nature or in terms of self-employment. The use of these modes instead of the traditional recruitment infringes on the rights of the workers, said the head of the FNPR. In his opinion, all that is necessary to provide in the new regulations.

the need For a change of laws drew the attention of the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) Alexander Shokhin. “The transfer of millions of workers for one to two weeks to remote work demanded of mechanisms, platforms and digital technologies, have all led to additional costs both employers and employees, he said. Now the Labour code provides for approximately 700 mandatory requirements to the organizations for which the state exercises supervision and control. It is necessary to expand the contractual basis of the employment legislation, so that many issues could have been resolved in labour or the collective agreement, the sectoral agreement. But for the whole country we need a unified the basic principles and nuances of the same can be flexibly adjusted at the level of groups”.

Another necessity, according to Shokhin, to amend the laws concerningwith regard to the “non-standard forms of employment, becoming more and more standard.” It is first and foremost about the combined remote-office work.

labor Minister also confirmed the imminent transition to electronic personnel documents. Its implementation is possible in October. Another important issue is the qualification of the employees. According to the RSPP, the lack of the necessary qualifications of workers among the three main problems in the development of the business.