• 15.10.2015


Public consultations on modernizing the employment record system has started in Chisinau

Chisinau, 15 October, 20015. The German Economic Team, in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova have launched public consultations on the reform of modernizing the employment record system, with the participation of Governmental Institutions, trade unions and representatives of the business environment from the whole country.

The report ”Modernising Moldova\'s employment record system”, developed by the German Economic Team in Moldova (GET Moldova), at the request of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection Public has opened the public consultations. The report envisages a concept of recording the employees activity, mainly based on the methods of replacing the labor books by an electronic employment record.

“In order to reduce the administrative burden for companies and employees, Ministry of Labour has asked GET Moldova to assess if Labour Books still meet the needs of a modern economy. Based on the recommendations of the economic experts, we plan to undertake steps to replace the old Labour Books with a modern labour record system. Today’s workshop serves the purpose to present the concept for such a modernized labour record system and discuss it with the main stakeholders from business, employee representatives and public administration”, mentioned Jorg Radeke, Project Manager, German Economic Team.

During the event, participants have focused on the assessment of requirements regarding the employment records, especially labor books, as well as on recommendations for the modernization of employment registration and record.

Therefore, the aim of public consultations is also oriented towards discussing the reform of modernizing the employment record system, a special emphasis being put on discussing the vision/position of Governmental officials, private sector, as well as employers and employees representatives on the respective issue.

”The concept of labor book, in its current estate, represents a costing, inefficient and obsolete procedure. We welcome the initiative of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection to modernize the employment record, as we are always supporting reforms that come to benefit the business environment and the citizens’ welfare”, has underlined Mila Malairău, Executive Director, AmCham Moldova.

Participants at the public consultations are the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family, Trade Unions, the State Labor Inspectorate, the National Social Insurance House, AmCham Moldova, Business Associations, the National Confederation of Employers of the Republic of Moldova.