“Cartel Alfa” Confederation’s unionists accused the Government of lack of reaction and interest in solving the problems of Romanian workers and announced that it will resume protests at the Ministry of Labor on Monday.
“Cartel Alfa” National Trade Union Confederation showed on Friday, in a press release, that the Government hasn’t made any attempt so far to change the Law 62/2011, of social dialogue.
Unionists remind that since the adoption of Law 62/2011 there was not concluded any Collective Labor Bargain (CCM) on sector level and, in addition, it was eliminated the Collective Labor Bargain at national level (CCMUNN). According to the unionists, this situation has dramatically reduced the number of employees covered by a collective agreement, and therefore by the rights and clauses that these contracts foresaw.
According to “Cartel Alfa” Confederation, the conditions imposed for forming a union and for negotiating a collective agreement on unit level leaves much of the workers’ structure – about a quarter of Romanian employees – without the right of association, contrary to the Constitution which guarantees this right.
“Cartel Alfa” unionists have also picketed the Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Protection and Elder People in the period September 29 to October 17, and on October 7 they organized a large rally in Victoria Square.