ZAGREB, April 23, 2020 – The opposition Civil and Liberal Alliance (GLAS) has called for the payment of full wages for people in self-isolation rather than HRK 4,250 (€560) a month as is now the case.
The party has put forward amendments to the Compulsory Health Insurance Act proposing that people ordered into self-isolation because of the current coronavirus pandemic be paid the full amount of their wages. It also suggested that organ donors on sick leave also be paid their full pay.
“We don’t expect the government to accept our proposal. The coronavirus has brought about many changes, but it hasn’t brought about one change and that is that the opposition’s proposals are accepted,” GLAS leader Anka Mrak Taritaš told a press conference in Parliament on Thursday.
GLAS MP Goran Beus Richembergh said that “the call by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic for us to weather this crisis together is hypocritical and a pack of lies because the ruling parties haven’t considered or accepted any of the proposals put forward by opposition parties.”
“All the ruling parties are doing and saying is geared towards the forthcoming elections,” Richembergh said.
A similar proposal was recently made by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) as well.
Mrak Taritaš also commented on the consequences of a strong earthquake that struck Zagreb and its environs on March 22, saying that nothing had been done.
“The prime minister can’t keep his eyes firmly shut while going around the town and not see that, and Mayor Milan Bandić, instead of handing out building material, could at least have had the streets swept and washed and the rubble taken away,” she said.
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