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September 25, 2022

Labour Ministry: Costea hopes her resignation determines Gov’t to draw up unbiased, fair pay law

Resigning Labour Minister Ana Costea hopes her resignation from office will determine the Government to see an unbiased and fair pay law a priority, according to a press statement of the Labour Ministry released on Thursday evening.

“In the end, the labour minister at the price of tendering her resignation has made the Government discard its pay bill. Given the circumstances, Mrs Ana Claudia Costea voices hope that her resignation from office will determine the Government to see an unbiased and fair pay law a priority. Mrs Ana Claudia wants to extend thanks to all the specialists and social partners having worked on different versions of the pay law, particularly the colleagues from the Labour Ministry,” the statement says, adding that April 18 marks five months since Costea took over as the labour minister.

Minister of Labour, Family Affairs, Social Protection and the Elderly Ana Costea on Thursday tendered her resignation, which Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos accepted, the Government reported in a press statement.

Two days previously, at the end of a meeting of the Three-Part Commission, Cosmin Andreica, advisor to the labour minister, said Costea decided to withdraw a draft emergency ordinance on public pay, quoting her as saying she is ready to tender her resignation if the Government disagrees with her decision.

On Wednesday, governmental spokesman Dan Suciu said the Government will be working on a new piece of legislation regarding public pay, given that an ordinance to this end unveiled one week previously was discarded.

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