Răzvan Cuc, minister of Transports, has announced in a press conference on Monday that 300 jobs will be restructured at Tarom, national flag carrier, and that some management positions will be also downsized at the National Company for the Road Infrastructure.
As for Tarom, the downsizing will mainly target the commercial, procurement and economic departments. “There will be a tough mission, they must put the past behind and leave any emotional involvement aside,” minister Cuc said, adding that 300 jobs will be cut just to begin with, arguing that many of those 470 employees of the technical departments are not working at their full capacity.
The minister is also proposing to set up a separate centre for Tarom’s employees in the technical departments “to allow them to work for several other companies besides Tarom”.
The Transports minister has also heralded downsizing across the management positions at the National Road Infrastructure Company, for “not meeting their assumed projects”.
“We have many management positions, many people who are technically good in building highways, but projects are not implemented. It is time for more radical decisions. I want that construction works should meet the deadlines,” Razvan Cuc pointed out.
Referring to the state employees who are to lose their jobs, the minister thinks they will “definitely find other jobs” if they are competent.