The trade union of the National Penitentiary Administration has announced it works on a new complaint for abuse of office against Justice Minister Tudorel Toader.
Trade unionists accuse the Justice minister that he is delaying to sign a decree through which the employees in the penitentiaries must receive money for overtime.
„Although he had over three months at his disposal to clarify the way overtime must be paid for the penitentiaries’ staff, today, July 10 when it’s payday- the employees are not getting their money for the overtime because the Justice minister is delaying to sign an order. Following protests of the trade unions, the law 79/2018 has been adopted in Parliament, saying that overtime that cannot be reclaimed in a 60-day time frame must be paid to the employees in penitentiaries and police starting April 1. So, overtime which could not be reclaimed in April should have been paid within the July salary. But it’s not possible because of the Justice minister,” reads a press release of the trade union.
Trade unionists say that the penitentiaries’ staff must recover over one million extra hours served at work during 2016-2018 and that the Government must pay this debt of EUR 10.5 million to the employees.
„We publicly warn the minister that not observing the law on overtime payment will prompt us file a new complaint for abuse of office or dereliction of duty against him. The charges are still punished,” the release concludes.