Personal assistants’ protest

More than 50 personal assistants from Bucharest, Ilfov and Maramures protested yesterday outside the Labor Ministry, complaining that they have not received their salaries since May. The protestors complained that at least 5,000 personal assistants employed by mayoralties in Ilfov and Maramures Counties and in Bucharest, have not received their salaries since May. According to them, approximately 80 per cent of personal assistants in Romania are in the same situation. “The situation is serious since mayoralties have paid neither their personal assistants’ social contributions nor their health insurances,” the protestors’ representatives stated for Mediafax.

A particular situation is registered in Vaslui County where 60 mayoralties have not paid their personal assistants in the last six months. The sum owed to the 3,300 personal assistants there totals RON 5.3 M, the monthly value of a salary or indemnity not surpassing RON 550.

In their talks with the Ministry’s representatives the protestors were given assurances that they will receive their salaries.

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