Tuesday, February 10, 2009

President addresses Constitutional Court about alterations to the law on unemployment insurance

President Victor Yushchenko addressed the Constitutional Court of Ukraine with a declaration requesting the court to investigate constitutionality of alterations to a number of laws aimed at minimization of world financial crisis impact on employment.

According to the President the law of Ukraine on state unemployment insurance before the disputed alterations differentiated time of beginning of payments for people who left their jobs by their own whish without any particular reason and for those who left jobs by mutual consent with their employer. Payments for the first group began after 91 days and for the second – after 8 days of being unemployed.

The alterations that were introduced eliminated the difference therefore “limiting citizens’ rights for unemployment support”.