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Romania ranks first in Europe by breach of workers' fundamental rights

Romania ranks first out of 35 surveyed European countries regarding the violation of the workers' fundamental rights, the National Trade Union Bloc (BNS) said in a release, according to Agerpres.

2017-04-04 10:07:40

"Romania has the largest number of violations of fundamental rights, in practice but mainly about national legislation, we are on the first place in Europe," said BNS. "The breach of the workers′ rights is generally specific to poor countries or to those with a lacking democratic system. No less than 20 violations of the workers′ fundamental rights have been identified in Romania, with 14 of them arising from legislative provisions and 4 from practice."

BNS said that the gap separating Romania from the rest of the European countries is even more visible if one considers the violations as an effect of the law, which may lead to the conclusion that "Romania's social dialogue legislation is devised in deep contempt for the workers′ fundamental rights."

"Such a position in the ranking tells a lot about Romania′s development degree but also about the respect shown by the political class, regardless of colour, to the labour force. In general, the workers′ rights are violated in poor countries or in countries with a lacking model of democracy. Such an approach puts pressure on the competitiveness of developed countries, which usually have very high labour standards," the release shows.



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