Court clerks and archivists start strike next Monday
Court clerks, archivists and other representatives of the ancillary staff affiliated to the Projust Federation will start another warning strike on May 11, and will stop working for two hours. A notification to announce the strike was sent to the Ministry of Justice and Citizens’ Rights. Therefore, the Projust National Unions Federation showed yesterday in a press release that a warning strike will take place during 10.00–12.00, and if claims will not be solved, a general strike will start in justice, Mediafax announces.
Magistrates released Becali, claimed he cannot stay in jail until definitive sentence
Gigi Becali was released by the magistrates because he allegedly represented no social threat, Realitatea TV announces. The judges of the Bucharest Court offered an explanation for Becali’s release today. Two of them voted for the release of the businessman, although the President of the panel of judges voted against. According to the two judges who agreed with Becali’s release, the businessman should have stayed under arrest until the reaching of a sentence, if he were a social threat. Moreover, the magistrates declared that no evidence proved that Becali could have influenced the investigation. Nonetheless, the President of the Panel of Judges was against Becali’s release. The judge who disagreed with his colleagues declared, in the explanation provided, that his two colleagues violated the law by ignoring the usual practice of the Supreme Court.
Official visit of Their Japanese Imperial Highnesses to Romania
During May 19-22, 2009 Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino will pay an official visit to Romania at the invitation of H.E. Mr. President Traian Basescu. This May, on the occasion of the “Japan-Danube Friendship Year 2009,” Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino will visit Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
First tier of salary chart finalised
The group working on the drafting of the blanket salary chart has completed its first tier, establishing that the lowest salary in the 1 to 15 pay ratio will be represented by the minimum salary in the economy, with Government to decide at next week’s session what the 15 level will be equated with, Mediafax reports. After the talks, Labour State Secretary Valentin Mocanu said that Labour Ministry officials will present government with a note on the current stage of the blanket salary law. ‘We have completed three reference levels, namely the functions missing from the ministries that had not come up with the documents requested,’ Mocanu said. Under the equivalency scheme concluded by the Labour Ministry, the position of head doctor is equated with those of under-commissary, university lecturer, major, senior Finance Ministry adviser, court judge, probation councillor, judicial assistant, tribunal prosecutor, opera singer, superior councillor at the National Agency of Public Servants. The second bracket equates the 1st degree senior high school teacher with a work seniority of 6 to 10 years with an inspector at the Ministry of Administration and Interior (MAI), a lieutenant graduate of an institute of higher learning, with a PhD, from the Ministry of National Defence, a 2nd grade Justice Ministry clerk, graduate of an institute of higher learning, 3rd grade relations councillor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a 2nd degree custodian, a parochial priest, a pharmacist and fizio-kinetotherapist (Health Ministry), chief expert, chide legal advisor and principal auditor at the National Agency of Public Servants. The third tier completed equates the position of chief ministerial referent (senior high school graduate, with a debutant police agent (MAI), school secretary or pedagogue (Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation – MECI), afferent to the positions of volunteer soldier and NCO, civil referent (MoD), court clerk (senior high school graduate – Justice Ministry) and superior referent at the National Agency of Public Servant.