Economic and Social Council

Meridian union: Romania cannot afford freezing workers' wages, abandon economic, social convergence goal

Romania cannot afford freezing workers' wages and abandon the goal of economic and social convergence with developed states in the European Union, say representatives of the Meridian National Trade Union Confederation, dissatisfied with the measures taken by the Romanian Government "that will determine the living and working conditions of workers in 2021".

Retirement provision continues to raise dust after passage

Ljubljana – The provision allowing employers to unilaterally terminate workers once they have met formal conditions for retirement, passed within the latest stimulus package in parliament on Tuesday, continues to raise dust as trade unions label it inadmissible and clear abuse of crisis legislation. Employer representatives are meanwhile welcoming it.

Social partners make no progress on demographic fund, minimum wage

Ljubljana – The Economic and Social Council (ESS) debated on Friday the bill on a new national demographic fund, but not much progress was made as both the employer and trade union representatives still do not support it. The two meanwhile remain on the opposite sides regarding plans to freeze the scheduled increase in the minimum wage.

Opposition parties pledge support to Turkey’s fight against COVID-19

Opposition political parties have pledged to contribute to Turkey's ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with calls on parliament to set up a commission to support the medical teams' works across the country, as one person died due to the pandemic, while 98 others are currently infected. 

FinMin Teodorovici says amendments to Ordinance 114 based on BNR's data, endorsed by BNR

The latest amendments to the Ordinance 114 are based largely on the data submitted by the National Bank of Romania (BNR), an institution that has greenlighted the document in its current form, Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici said Thursday after a meeting of the Economic and Social Council (CES). "I can tell you clearly that today, ROBOR is at over 3pct, 3.23pct the 3M ROBOR.