"The workers are forced to choose the pension funds"
31.01.2014
12:00
"There are concrete pressures in schools and kindergartens. The workers are forced to choose the pension funds. There are recorded pressures in "ArmSwissBank", ''Electric Networks of Armenia”, said Davit Manukyan, Political Scientist, Member of Dem.am (I protest!) Initiative. Today a press conference was held at the Media Center by Dem.am Initiative on pension funds illegally forced to the state employees.

The situation came as a result of the decision made by the Constitutional Court on January 24, which shifted the subject of the dispute to an employer-employee relationship dimension.

Clarifying the situation David Manukyan added: "As such the payment/transfer of the norm of law is not suspended; the expected norm of responsibility is suspended in case of the payment/transfer rejection. The employer is not obliged to transfer (the 5%)".

Anahit Asatryan, the President of Sectoral Trade Union of State Employees, said that many steps have been taken towards the awareness of workers' rights. Commenting on the atmosphere of fear created among state workers the speaker pointed that in case of unity no one can fire them. 

"This law is an anachronism. The Government had to carry out preparatory work before law admission which has not been done," Mikayel Piliposyan, the head of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia claimed.

Gevorg Hayrapetyan, the lawyer and Member of Dem.am Initiative, said that he is aware of many cases when workers and their groups wrote applications to their employers requesting not to transfer their ownership of the conventional 5%. They are still not going to pick a fund. This is also a form of rights' protection.

David Manukyan imformed that till March 28, when the Constitutional Court will examine the application, distinct vectors of actions are set, especially in a form of active visits to the regions. Vanadzor, Alaverdi, Gyumri and Kapan joined them in this fight against antisocial and unconstitutional law, and on February 8 the next protest will be held in Vanadzor.

On January 31 apress conference was held by Dem.am (I protest!) Initiative on pension funds illegally forced to the state employees at the Media Center. The speakers of the press conference were DavitManukyan, Political Scientist, Member of Dem.am Initiative; Gevorg Hayrapetyan, Lawyer, Member of Dem.am Initiative, Anahit Asatryan, President ofSectoral Trade Union of State Employees, Mikayel Piliposyan, Legal Council of Trade Unions of Armenia, Head of Department.

Videos
Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
Election Race in the Armenian Online Platforms - 2018
19.12.2018
12:00
Region research center conducted a research on Election Race in the Armenian Online Platforms – 2018 researching 22 Facebook pages of the political forces standing in the elections in 6 online platforms since November 1.
THE RIGHTS OF ARMY RECRUITS IN WINTER 2017 AND SUMMER 2018 CONSCRIPTION
18.12.2018
12:00
On December 18 HCA Vanadzor office presented a report on The Rights of Army Recruits in Winter 2017 and Summer 2018 at Media Center.
“The New Parliament: Mechanisms to Control the Authorities and Shape Counterbalance”.
14.12.2018
17:00
On December 14 Media Center initiated an online live debate at A1Plus pavilion on “The New Parliament: Mechanisms to Control the Authorities and Shape Counterbalance”.
Human Rights Violations in Penitentiary Institutions in 2017-2018
13.12.2018
11:00
The years long prevailing issues in penitentiary institutions remain unsolved. This was the note struck by public group of monitors conducting supervision over RA ministry of justice penitentiary institutions on December 13 Media Center discussion.
Human Rights in 2018: Annual Sum Up
12.12.2018
11:00
For 25-30 years issues related to human rights violations in Armenia have been in our spotlight: Such was the notice of Larisa Alaverdyan, head of “Fighting Against Violations of Law” NGO, first Ombudsperson of Armenia on December 12 at Media Center press conference.
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Services
Videos
Press Releases
Armenia-Turkey Events