Layoffs from CFR begin next week – some 2,300 people will leave


CFR Marfa company will begin to lay off employees next week, with the number of those who will have to leave the company being 2,500, as agreed in November 2013, but over 200 of them already went into retirement, the minister of Transportation, Dan Sova announced in a press conference Thursday. According to the official, if the layoffs are not made, the company will run out of money to pay salaries, Agerpres reports. Dan Sova explained that the persons made redundant by CFR Marfa will receive 24 compensatory salaries, the necessary sums existing at the Ministry of Labour. “The figure of layoffs at CFR Marfa was established in November last year at 2,500 people and they had to be made starting February. They were not made, so 2,500 people will be laid off, for which compensatory salaries exists for 24 months. The money is at the Labour Ministry. Unfortunately, without these layoffs there will be no money for salaries in August, so there is a very serious problem that must be rapidly solved,” the Transportation minister explained. Minister Sova added that, together with trade union, it was attempted to identify solutions for making the layoffs in two phases, but the present financial situation no longer affords it.

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