With tests and effective equipment in the workplace, and flexible hours for employees
The Popular Parliamentary Group has presented a Proposal not of Law in the Congress in which it urges the Government to approve a specific Protocol for the de-escalation by the coronavirus in the Penitentiary Centers, that avoids dysfunctions and previously agreed with the representatives of the workers, to who should be equipped with effective equipment during the pandemic.
In the opinion of the GPP, the Interior Ministerial order of April 12, to make the measures provoked by COVID-19 more flexible, denotes great recklessness and a clear ignorance of the prison reality, so some proposals are put forward to correct the situation currently existing, including the Protocol equal to all centers.
Furthermore, as highlighted in the explanatory memorandum of the initiative and given the exceptional situation in our country, the GPP considers it more necessary than ever for the Executive to declare the status of Agent of the Authority for prison officials, “ because they need this special protection more than ever in the exercise of their functions ”.
In any case, the Executive is urged that the aforementioned Protocol to be signed with the representatives of the employees include, as a minimum, the carrying out of PCR tests and serological tests on all prison workers; place partitions and thermometers for your protection; hourly flexibility for said workers while de-escalation occurs; daily disinfection of the premises and supply of FFP2 masks, nitrile gloves, screens, gowns and hydro-alcoholic gels at all workstations.
The Proposal is signed by the spokesperson for the Popular Parliamentary Group, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, together with the PP deputy secretary Pablo Montesinos, the Deputy to the Group's General Secretariat, Isabel Borrego, the deputy spokespersons Macarena Montesinos and Carlos Rojas, and the spokesperson for Interior, Ana Belén Vázquez.