The government proposed the prohibition of outsourcing in situations where there is collective dismissal so that it will not be possible to hire temporary workers for the same functions for one year.
Portugal’s government wants to prohibit companies that make collective dismissals from outsourcing (external hiring) for the following 12 months, the minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho, said on Friday.
The minister proposed the prohibition of outsourcing in situations where there is collective dismissal so that it will not be possible to hire temporary workers for the same functions for 12 months.
According to Ana Mendes Godinho, the government also presented a proposal for the criminalisation of totally undeclared work, as is the case for situations of violation of health and safety rules at work, which are already punishable as a crime.
The measures are part of the Decent Work Agenda and of the Valuing of Young People in the Labour Market.
About digital platforms’ workers, the Minister said that the government developed the criteria that should serve for the presumption of employment, thus ensuring that these workers are covered by a contract and by the Social Security system.
The idea is to assume that there is a presumption of employment whenever certain requirements are verified, namely that show the dependence of the worker concerning the platform, she added.
On the other hand, the minister said that space will be given to situations in which these indications of employment are not verified.