"The fact that the employer forbids the employee to be responsible and civil to speak with people in the Latvian language — is humiliating. If the deputies will support our amendments, then each employee in the service sector is the inalienable right to meet the inhabitants of Latvia in the Latvian language", — said the co-Chairman of VL-TB/LNNK Raivis Dzintars.
According to the parties, amendments are needed to resolve the common situation where the worker without sufficient justification require knowledge of a foreign language. In that case, if the specifics of the work not connected with the provision of services to foreign clients.
"According to statistics, in the seven largest cities of Latvia is home to half the population of the country, and Latvians only 40%. Thus, there is complete self-sufficiency of the Russian language, particularly in private enterprises. Employers under the employment require the knowledge of the Russian language, because most of their customers and partners in the state language does not speak", — reads the statement of the national Association for the media. The edges and small towns of Latvia the proportion of Latvians is 75%, and there is no real need to learn, know and use Russian language.
It turns out that in large cities the majority do not speak Russian may not work on very many private companies and even government agencies, if in the relevant region Russian-speaking clients a lot of critical, says VL-TB/LNNK.
As a result, the requirements of the labor market are better equipped schools with Russian language of instruction, where he taught Russian, English and Latvian, and Latvian schools in the first place studied English and German, and then Russian. This is one of the reasons why people from Latvia to England, Germany, Ireland and other countries.
To stop linguistic discrimination of employees who did not speak Russian, the party proposes legislative amendments zapisalsya when applying for work in the future in labor relations to present to the workers inappropriate demands for specific knowledge of a foreign language. Require proficiency in the language will be possible only if their job duties without fail.
Employers — companies with public capital should be prohibited to require knowledge of the language other than a language of the EU, envisaged by amendments.