The head of the Commercial-Movement Federation, Gheorghe Fratica announced yesterday that the management and trade unions of CFR Calatori signed the new collective labour contract for 2011, and a meeting is also scheduled with the management of CFR SA, to renew the contract in the case of this company too. The contract has been signed in the same conditions as those of CFR Marfa, Fratica added. According to the leader, trade unions and management also discussed about the protection of employees that will be made redundant, and about keeping in effect the free 2nd Class train passes for company personnel. Under the new contract, employees that will be laid off will receive sums of money taken from the holiday bonuses fund, which employees agreed to allocate for this kind of protection, Fratica explained. In the case of the CFR Marfa company, the new collective labour contract for 2011 has been signed on February 16. Furthermore, county councils will be able to lease – in view of local transport – from CFR the railway lines unused by the operator and to establish new routes, additional to those imposed by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MTI).