abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthC4067174-3DD9-4B9E-AD64-284FDAAE6338@1xinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphLinkedInlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshIconnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

28 Mar 2024

By Sintija Ambote, LSM (Latvia)

Latvia: Workplace safety investigation continues at dairy processing plant, Tukuma Piens, after worker injuries, incl. injury of Ukrainian worker

See all tags Allegations

“Workplace safety investigation continues at Tukums dairy plant”

…Claudia, a Ukrainian, fractured her hand at the factory after she'd been put to work on a machine she had not been trained to work with. At the time, Claudia did not go to the labor inspectorate because a company representative, who also took her to hospital, allegedly told her not to tell the doctor that the injury happened at work and Claudia told the doctor that she had fallen on the street.

As a result, she was given a sick note which was paid for only 9 days and then, having lost her income and the possibility to continue working, Claudia went back to Ukraine…

Claudia later received legal assistance at the Tukums Support Center for Ukrainian Civilians, but she had already decided to go to Ukraine.

The State Labour Inspectorate also started investigating Claudia's case. So far, Claudia has given one testimony but has not received any news from the Inspectorate about the progress of the case.

Ints Poškus, the head of the company "Tukuma piens", did not want to comment on the specific situation in a Latvijas Radio recording, and also did not provide answers to the questions sent by e-mail…