After learning from the media about the constant increase in the number of employees contracting the coronavirus at the "Yura" company branch in Niš, the Protector of Citizens instigated another investigation of controlling work legality and regularity of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy in order to determine all relevant facts and circumstances.
This new control investigation has been instigated against the Labor Inspectorate after the Protector of Citizens, in early August 2020, completed the investigation instigated for the same reasons, and issued an Opinion to the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy.
However, a few days ago, the Protector of Citizens learned from the media about a new wave of infections by SARS-CoV-2 virus at “Yura Corporation Ltd” – the branch in Niš and a steady increase in the number of patients among persons employed and engaged by this employer.
The Protector of Citizens learned from the media that the City Emergency Task Force in Niš met over this issue and stated that the Niš plant "Yura Corporation Ltd" did not respect the protective measures; the Task Force could not impose measures on private employers which was why the competent state bodies needed to be addressed.
Due to this situation among employees in the plant, the Protector of Citizens instigated a new investigation to control the work legality and regularity of the Labor Inspectorate within the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy and to determine all the circumstances in this case.