Medical worker in Krasnodar Krai threatened with criminal liability after collective complaint about non-payment of coronavirus bonuses

An employee of the ambulance station at the Abinsky District Hospital in Krasnodar Krai was warned that they could face criminal or administrative charges following a collective complaint about the lack of hazard pay for work with coronavirus patients. Novaya Gazeta reported the threat, citing a copy of the warning.  

In the document, which was sent on behalf of the head of the local police department, the medical worker in question is named as the organizer of a mass event, and warned that “carrying out extremist activities” is not permissible. What the police consider a “mass event” is not specified.

Earlier, workers at the Abinsky District Hospital applied for help through the project “Emergency journalistic aid” established by the media association “Syndicate-100.” The hospital’s medical workers also recorded a video address, in which they say that the facility’s leadership are claiming that they are not entitled to bonus payments for working with COVID-19 patients.

(C)MEDUZA 2020

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