Vaccinated Croatian Communal Company Workers Given 500 Kuna Award

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, with the aim of preserving the health of Croatian communal company workers, the director of KD Autotrolej, Alberto Kontus, consulted with his Supervisory Board and all unions operating in the company and made a one-time cash award of 500 kuna possible for all workers who own a EU digital COVID certificate proving their status of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

As pointed out in the decision, the workers of KD Autotrolej, especially the drivers, have been working in difficult conditions almost constantly since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in the spring of 2020 and are directly exposed to the threat of the contraction and subsequent spread of COVID-19. However, the goal is also to protect the health of the users of the company’s services, they pointed out from Autotrolej.

They emphasised, as Novi list writes, that the decision was made in order to obtain support for the preservation of jobs because the Government has adopted a measure by which the amount of support is conditioned by the percentage of vaccinated employees in any one company.

Under this measure, employers which have more than 70 percent of their workforce holding an EU digital COVID certificate or have acquired the conditions for obtaining a certificate are entitled to 100 percent support. If less than 70 percent of their workers are vaccinated, support may only be granted according to the percentage of workers who do or can own EU digital COVIDs.

”Autotrolej has already carried out the organised vaccination of workers on three occasions, and 35 to 40 percent of the total number of workers responded to the call. This is a low vaccination rate, which is directly related to the decision of the Government and subsidies for the preservation of jobs. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and the first lockdown, we’ve remained in operation, maintaining lines and transporting passengers, and no workers have been made redundant.” they stated from this Croatian communal company.

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