The apparel industry risks contracts! Demand for the government / Minimum wage for 76 thousand employees
The measures taken by the government to curb the spread of Coronavirus in our country have also put the Fasone industry in difficulty.
Lifelong companies operating in Albania risk losing contracts with international partners with deadlines due to staff reductions.
Faced with this situation, as with many other businesses, the Fasson industry has submitted to the government a series of demands not to allow it to sink into losses, which could lead to staff shortages.
Thus, the Chamber of Fasonists of Albania requires the government to pay the minimum wage to employees for a period of 3-6 months, depending on the length of the situation, reimbursement for premises rents for 3-6 months, tax deduction for companies and insurance, employee benefits, credit interest deductions and deferral of principal, as well as non-collection of local taxes.
The ordering industry employs 76,000 employees in 763 companies.
According to the Speaker of the Chamber of Fasoists, Gjergji Gjika, who spoke for SCAN, there is still no damage figure for this industry during this period, as it is not about missing profits, but about zero turnover, which brings losses depending on contracts.