Job Security: Gov. endorses Labor Code amendments for military volunteers

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People joining regular troops as volunteers during conflicts will have additional job security guarantees, according to the Armenian government.

On Thursday, the executive endorsed amendments in the Labor Code under which military volunteers will keep their jobs and receive salaries for the duration of their service.

The need for the amendments, which still need to be adopted by the parliament dominated by government loyalists, arose after a four-day war with Azerbaijan in Nagorno Karabakh last month when hundreds of volunteers from across Armenia left to the frontlines to reinforce regular troops.

Some of them later reported problems with their employers.

If passed, the proposed amendments will have a retroactive force and will also refer to the period of that conflict.