HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 17 (ACN) Cuba protects 55,798 working mothers in wages to care for young children in primary schools, special schools and day-care centers, under the premise that no person is left helpless.
The figure was released by Marta Elena Feito, Minister of Labor and Social Security on her official Twitter account, who has also constantly informed the population about the measures taken by the country in the face of the current health crisis caused by COVID-19.
In previous statements, Feito assured that given the paralysis of some services such as tourism, the alternative of relocating the largest number of workers to other employment needs has been sought in the country.
Likewise, those who have been admitted, either for carrying the virus or by being contacts of confirmed or suspected people, have been guaranteed the collection of one hundred percent of their monthly salary.
Those who are interrupted in their homes received their full wage during the first month of the measures to then give them 60 percent of it, explained the minister.
Another of the measures used by the Caribbean nation in order to maintain the vitality of the economy to ensure the salary of workers and to contribute to compliance with health measures has been to opt for the modalities of teleworking and distance work , which, although gaining in popularity should still place greater emphasis on its use.
All salary protection measures are carried out in Cuba despite financial restrictions as a result of the intensification of the US blockade, which makes life even more difficult together with the confrontation of the pandemic.