The workers who didnt get a certificate of professional competence cant work anymore in the building sites

The workers who didnt get a certificate of professional competence cant work anymore in the building sites

The construction workers who dont have a certification of professional competence cant work anymore in the building sites if they dont get the certificate until 25 th of March 2016.The regulation got 20 thousand certificates among 1 million workers until now.

The Ministry of Labor and Social Security made in 40 professions the certificate of professional competence mandatory.The expiring date is 25th of March 2016 to get the certificates.But its obvious that there was not enough responsiveness in the 1 year given time.According to the information of the President of Constitution Contractors Confederation and also the General President of the Complete Construction Contractors Tahir Tellioglu, there are between 800 thousand to 1 million construction workers who have to take this certification but there are just 20 thousand workers who took it.According to the regulations its forbidden to work who dont have the certificate.The government punishes the employers with a 500 TL fine for each person who let work construction workers without a certificate.

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We cant step back

The representatives of the construction sector commented about the undocumented worker subject wich was brought on the agenda by Hurriyet IK and recommended to give the workers an additional time.Tahir Telliogu says that the document requirement brought by the regulations is the basic solution of the construction sector and continued to say” The government took on responsibility and arranged the required needs.We are obliged to visit our citizens and examine them at their work places.This regulation is a legal requirement for ILO ( International Working Organization) and the compliance of the law of the European Union.That’s why we cant step back.”

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Work safety problem

“There will be a documented worker crisis situation in the construction sector ” says Tellioglu and adds that the workers without a certificate cant work in the building sites and the businesses will slow down.But we cant give up this arrangement which brings discipline to the sector.

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