Employees in Romania could have a new day off, according to a bill that was initiated by the USR and was recently submitted to the Senate. Those who want to benefit from it will have to fulfill a condition.
The condition for employees to benefit from a new day off
If the bill submitted to the Senate by deputy Alin Apostol will be adopted, employees in the country could benefit from one more day off, provided they attend first aid courses.
According to the draft law, the new day off for attending first aid courses can be requested by both state and private employees.
The project provides that employees will be able to take first aid courses at “institutions, associations, non-governmental organizations or legal entities authorized and/or competent, according to the law, to organize and conduct these courses”.
According to the project, employers should be able to fully deduct from the state the days off granted to employees from the profit tax.
The measures, initiated after a student died after choking on a jelly
USR’s initiative comes after the tragedy in Cluj, where a student died after choking on a jelly. Politicians say that the goal is for more and more Romanians to have knowledge of first aid.
In fact, the same deputy also submitted to the Senate a project that provides for the teaching of a first aid course in schools.
“First aid education saves lives. It is the first step we can take – to prepare future generations to be prepared. Since taking office I have been working to introduce First Aid Education into our schools. I want all children to be ready to help in borderline situations.
To be able to save lives if the situation calls for it. But, for that, First Aid Education must be an attractive subject, taught by specialists with psycho-pedagogical training and a practical base. Children need to understand, see, practice, not learn by heart,” said USR deputy Alin Apostol.
The deputy had meetings with first aid experts, both from the Red Cross and from the DSU, with representatives of the National Council of Students and the Presidential Administration.
In order to apply, the draft law must be adopted by Parliament, then promulgated by President Klaus Iohannis and published in the Official Gazette.
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