By Yannis Marinos
It is conceivable that the new labour law shepherded through Parliament by Labour Minister Kostis Hatzidakis might have been approved by almost all opposition parties had it not included provisions that affect unprecedented privileges enjoyed until now by trade unionists, thanks to a well-known law passed under Pasok rule.
The workers are demanding better working conditions
Leader of Social Democrat Deputies Alfred Simonis on Wednesday said there is nothing that would justify the removal of the Ombudswoman from office adding that Social Democrats are going to attack the Parliament's decision on Renate Weber with the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR). "There is nothing that could possibly justify the removal of the Ombudswoman, if you looked at procedures.
The trade unions react to the labor bill the government is bringing to a vote in Parliament
Comments on the YouTube video of the US military recruitment ad have been disabled
The caretaker Government Wednesday adopted a decision relieving of their posts all regional governors and appointing new replacements, Cabinet's spokesman Anton Koutev said Wednesday. The new appointees are to assume their posts at 9 am on Thursday, Koutev told journalists after Cabinet's regular meeting.
One third of employees from the private sector of Romania benefit from minimum wage, declared, on Wednesday evening, for the private broadcaster Romania TV, the chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Marcel Ciolacu. He manifested his concern that 1,700,000 Romanians are currently paid the minimum wage, and when they will retire they will have small pensions.
Ljubljana – Trade union confederations said they had decided to leave the Economic and Social Council (ESS), the country’s industrial relations forum, because the government had practically abolished social dialogue and thus deprived them of the seats at the negotiating table. They warned the government’s action was leading to a conflict.