Government to study prospects for a ban on social networking by employees during business hours
19.02.2016 414 views
Banning social networking during working hours needs to be discussed with the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and the Public Chamber, said Deputy Prime Minister Golodets
This was already confirmed in the press service of the Ministry of Labour. The department also noted that they see no reasons for such a ban, saying that the respective rights and obligations of companies’ employees are already included in the Labour Code and local regulations.
"Since the Ministry of Labour has received no complaints on this subject so far, we conclude that the employers and employees solve such issues without any problems under the applicable laws," says the Ministry of Labour.
German Klimenko, Russian President’s Internet Adviser, spoke out against it as well.
"I think, working rules and procedures are always within the competence of the company. Places for smoking. Place and number of breaks. Lunch hours. I do not really understand why the state should intervene in the relations between commercial companies and social networks. Though I may be unaware of all the nuances of the legislation," - he explained.
The initiative was put forward in January by Vladimir Slepak the chairman of the Public Chamber on social policy, labor relations, and quality of life.