Justice Minister, Tudorel Toader, has a criminal file opened on his name for abuse of office and for restricting the right for trade union representation, in which the criminal prosecution in rem has been triggered, the Federation of Trade Unions with the National Penitentiary Administration (FSANP) informs in a release on Friday.
“FSANP informs that a criminal file for abuse of office and for restricting the right to trade union representation has been opened on the name of Justice Minister, Tudorel Toader, a file under investigation at the Prosecutor’s Office upon the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court, out note) in which the criminal prosecution in rem has been triggered. This week, the representatives of the aggrieved party, FSANP, were heard and offender Tudorel Toader is to be summoned, in the coming period, to be questioned about the charges of abuse of office and for restricting the right to trade union representation,” the release reads.
FSANP has also announced that it supports the protests triggered by the probation counsellors, on the background of lack of ‘concrete and assumed solutions’ meant to solve the issues related to ‘lack of personnel, poor working conditions and wage discrimination’.
The trade union say the poor working conditions for the almost 550 probation counsellors remains an unsolved issue, similar to the situation in the penitentiary system, where, despite the repeated promises, ‘a multilateral plan for investments and regulation for meeting the minimum standards’ are missing.
“The wage discriminations and the erroneous calculations of wage rights seem to be an institutional constant at the Justice Ministry and subordinated institutions, with arbitrary ruling law interpretation, the solving of such problems being possible only in court, given the lack of an actual dialogue,” the release reads.