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May 12, 2021

Minister Barbu: I have seen Nokia’s determination to keep its commitments

Labour Minister Sulfina Barbu said yesterday, after a meeting with officials of Nokia Romania, that they assured her the talks with the representatives of employees will be correct and the rights of the personnel will be observed, but those who will not come to work will suffer the consequences, Mediafax reports.

“We were assured that the talks with employees’ representatives will be correct, and all the rights of the staff will be protected. They assured us that talks will be very correct and to the interest of employees, and added that they will have a European and civilised behaviour with those who come to work and do their job,” Barbu said. According to the minister, the level of compensations for those who will be laid off will be decided through negotiations between trade unions and the company management.

Barbu also discussed with the officials of Nokia Romania about the government’s intention to draw European funds, and they were willing to share the required information and participate in this project.

Sulfina Barbu attended Thursday, at the Cluj Prefect’s Office, a meeting of the Consultative Council of the County Employment Agency (AJOFM) Cluj with representatives of trade unions, employers’ associations and public institutions of the Cluj County, and Prefect Florin Stamatian.

After the meeting, the minister met the top management of Nokia Romania and will submit a report about the Jucu situation in a Cabinet meeting set for Wednesday, October 12.

At the conclusion of the first meeting of the Nokia Committee of the Cluj County Council (CJ), CJ President Alin Tise said he negotiates with two “important investors” to replace Nokia at Jucu.

“I personally negotiate with two important investors to take over this deal, but this will happen only with Nokia’s approval. I am convinced that, by the end of this year, this investment will be used by another investor,” Tise stated.

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