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September 30, 2022

Protests carry on in front of Finance Ministry headquarters

About 50 unionists from the mining sector and the Tarom maintenance department, members of the ‘Cartel Alfa’ National Trade Union Confederation, yesterday picketed the headquarters of the Ministry of Public Finance. The picketing started Monday and will continue throughout the week unless the Executive extends the validity of the Emergency Ordinance on technical unemployment. Mediafax quoted the trade unionists as saying technical unemployment yields more advantages for both employees and employers, as it allows employers to recall employees to work after the maximum technical unemployment three-month time frame, during which employers pay the employees 75 per cent of their salary, and the state no longer collects the social security contribution.

Unless the Executive agrees with trade union demands, unionists and employers in the chemical-petrochemical sectors, clothing manufacturing sector, mining, wood industry, iron and steel, metallurgy and construction machinery, nearly 200,000 workers, will go on strike.

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