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National Tripartite Council convenes to discuss minimum salary

The National Tripartite Council has convened on Monday afternoon, at 5:00 pm, to discuss the minimum salary in 2016, expected to discussion being the presidents of employers’ confederation and trade union ones, but also representatives of the Government, Bogdan Hossu, chairman of the “Cartel Alfa” National Trade Union Confederation, told Agerpres.

Labour Minister Ana Costea has announced recently that authorities were analyzing the two proposals agreed by the social partners regarding the increase in the minimum salary to 1,200 lei, and the final decision will be taken by the Government until the year’s end.

“Practically, there are two proposals: the first was made by trade unions, which proposed 1,200 lei from January 1. The second one was made by employers – 1,200 lei too, but with blocking taxation for a normal working time of 8 hours at 1,050 lei. The Social Dialogue Commission of the Ministry of Labour has noted the proposals agreed by the social partners and is analyzing the two proposals,” said Claudia Ana Costea.

Finance Minister Anca Dragu announced that a rise in the minimum salary had to be correlated with conducting an impact assessment study on the private sector, in Q1 2016.

The Government has decided recently to freeze, for the time being, the minimum salary at 1,050 lei, although the former Cabinet has promised its increase to 1,200 lei as of January 1, 2016.


AID Romania: Minister of Economy endorses unitary pay law, creation of technology parks

Minister of Economy, Commerce and Relations with the Business Environment (MECRMA) and Vice PM Costin Borc endorses the unitary pay law, the creation of technology parks and the implementation of the Strategy on the de-bureaucratisation of the activity of SMEs, a statement by the Association for Implementing Democracy (AID Romania) sent to AGERPRES on Monday informs.

Members of the National Coalition for Modernizing Romania (CNMR) participated on Monday in a work meeting with Economy Minister Costin Borc aimed at analyzing the measures proposed by the Coalition in the National Plan for Modernizing Romania.

According to AID Romania, the discussion focused on the measures directly concerning the MECRMA as well as the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests, the Ministry of Communications and Informational Society and the Ministry of Transport.

According to the statement, Costin Borc will endorse the unitary pay law, the implementation of the mining strategy, the creation of technology parks, dual teaching with the involvement of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR), of the business environment and of local public administration, the implementation of the Strategy on the de-bureaucratisation of the activity of SMEs and the law on public-private partnership.

The CNMR representatives warned about the importance of two laws concerning national security: the law on cyber-security and the law on prepaid phone cards, requesting the support of Vice PM Borc and a dialogue with the Ministry of Communications and Informational Society “so that these laws can be found as soon as possible on the agenda of the Government”.

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