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June 12, 2021
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Warning strike at Bucharest metro

The members of the Unitatea Free Trade Union (USLM) of the Bucharest metro announced for today, between 4.00-6.00 AM, a warning strike over the failure of negotiations held on September 12 with the Metrorex administration, reads a press release quoted by realitatea.net. “If the ongoing collective labour conflict is not settled, on September 30 we will go on strike for an indefinite duration. Our problems are related mostly to the decrease of living standards, as for the last 5 years we could not negotiate a collective labour contract to cover the inflation index,” said Ion Radoi, the president of USLM. According to USLM vice-president Marian Baragan, the unionists of Metrou are also unhappy with the absence of financing for securing proper conditions at job and also for continuing the works to the 5th main line Drumul Taberei-Universitate, which are largely discontinued. The third demand of trade unionists aims at modifying the laws that regulate work relations, especially the Law of social dialogue and the Labour Code. Prime Minister Victor Ponta stated Monday in Targu-Jiu that the problems Metrorex employees are confronted with can be solved through dialogue. “(…) There are issues we can solve and issues we cannot, but the most important fact is that we have allocated money for it and construction work is being done on the Fifth Subway Thoroughfare. (…),” the PM said.

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