The Russian Trilateral Commission for the Regulation of Social and Labor Relations (RTK), which includes representatives of the government, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR) and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), recommended employers to give two days off to employees who were vaccinated against coronavirus.
“Due to the need to take measures to vaccinate workers against coronavirus infection (COVID-19), we recommend that employers provide in collective agreements or local regulations provisions for providing workers who have been vaccinated against coronavirus infection (COVID-19) two paid rest days.” , – says the recommendations of the RTK.
The document says that, according to Art. 8, 22 and 41 of the Labor Code, increased or additional guarantees and compensations, including the conditions and procedure for granting two days off to vaccinated employees, the employer can establish in a collective agreement or local regulatory act, taking into account the financial and economic situation of the company.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova proposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to recommend employers to give two days off to vaccinated workers. The President supported this proposal.
On October 20, Putin signed a decree introducing a non-working day regime in Russia. It will operate from October 30 to November 7. The regions received the right to introduce non-working days earlier and extend them after November 7, depending on the epidemiological situation. So, in Moscow, by the decree of the mayor Sergei Sobyanin, non-working days were introduced from October 28 to November 7.