Posta Romana wants to reduce the working time by up to four hours and diminish wages by 25 pc or 50 pc for up to 6,000 employees, which is a masked form of collective layoff, according to the leader of the Postal Workers’ Trade Union of Romania, Matei Bratianu, quoted by Mediafax. Posta Romana unionists threaten with fresh protests next weeks, in Bucharest and wherever the situation will call for it. This working hours and wages cut is a consequence of the new work norms enforced by the company management in 2012. The trade union leader says that, in order to operate this change, the company demanded statistic data about the volume of operations made by agents, postal workers and clerks, and the result of this research served at drafting a new work norm which the chiefs of postal offices from rural and urban areas sent to the management of Posta Romana. According to Bratianu, employees dispute the result of this norm, especially in terms of the number of kilometers.