The measures that can be applied, homogeneously, and combined.

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The Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTTS) presented a series of measures to be adopted in the state sector of the economy, with a view to reducing electricity consumption, taking into account the energy situation that the country is going through.

According to a note from the agency, published on its website, a ministerial order from the head of the sector, Marta Elena Feitó Cabrera, indicates that it is up to each head of entity to determine the labor and salary measures to be applied, taking into account the characteristics of activity.

The text points out that the labor provisions must pay taxes on electricity savings, and at the same time protect the income of workers, which find legal support in Law 116, the Labor Code, its Regulations and Resolution 71/202.

The measures that can be applied, in a homogeneous and combined manner, are remote work and telework, work in the field, vacations, adjustments in hours, and job relocation.

The MTTS also includes work interruption, clarifying that it must be applied as a last option, when none of the previous alternatives can be used.

Workers who cannot be relocated, the communication adds, are entitled to a salary guarantee equivalent to one hundred percent of their basic daily salary for a period of one month, computed consecutively or not, within the year.

The text draws attention to the fact that the approval of reduced working hours with full salary payment is not the power of the Heads of the Organisms of the Central State Administration (OACE), nor of the Superior Organizations of Business Management (OSDE).

For this reason, he adds, if it is determined to work in shorter working hours than those established, the salary will be paid in correspondence of the actual time worked and not 100 percent, hence the need to focus on the application of the previously announced measures.

(With information from ACN)