The data presented by the Minister of Labor to the left-wing group is about improving the law.
The Minister of Labor, Unity and Social Security Anna Mendez Gordinho said in Parliament on Wednesday that since 2016, legislation accusing contractors, agricultural entrepreneurs and others who subcontract for violations of the labor law has led to 443 convictions.
The minister said that since the law was revised to ensure joint and several liability in the contract chain, the Working Conditions Administration (ACT) had proposed approximately 1,270 records. He responded to José Soeiro, the deputy representative of Bloco de Esquerda, saying: “We have already had 443 convictions.
Ana Mendes Godinho (Ana Mendes Godinho) said that some cases ended in fines and other cases were brought to court.
“A considerable part of the administrative litigation has already been convicted. Part of it is only due to the development of administrative procedures, and the other part has been intervened at the court level and made a judgmental decision.” The minister also explained the minister’s The application of five-year measures to combat forced labor legislation.
The law states: “The owner of the contractor, work, company or farm, and their respective managers, administrators or directors, and companies in the same location as the owner of the contractor, work, company or farm. Equivalent, domain or The group’s equity relationship shall be jointly and severally liable for any illegal acts committed by the subcontractor on its premises or by the subcontractor responsible for the execution of all or part of the contract. The payment of corresponding fines shall be jointly and severally liable
Bloco de Esquerda said this month that it intends to pass legislation to improve or strengthen inspection capabilities in response to situations such as the working conditions of immigrants recruited by labor companies that appeared in Odemira last month. Ana Mendes Godinho promised to provide the vice-chairman José Soeiro with detailed data so that the effectiveness of the law can be assessed.
Regarding general inspection activities, the Minister of Labor said that until April this year, “ACT conducted approximately 14,000 visits, covering approximately 165,000 workers.” This data is compared with the 34,000 companies covered by the inspection intervention. By 2020, about 565,000 workers have participated in the survey.
At the hearing with representatives of the Labor and Social Security Commission, the minister also emphasized the message that the staff of ACT is increasing and 70 professionals are used for recruitment, so the number of inspectors has increased from 423 to 493. But Ana Mendes Godinho did not provide information on the number of professionals who are still on probation and therefore have not yet participated in the inspection operation.