Romanian Unions File ILO Complaint Against Govt On 25% Cut In Public Sector Wages

Romania’s union federation Cartel Alfa representing workers in public services, metallurgy, steel, transport and mining sectors filed a complaint with the International Labor Organization (ILO) against the Romanian Government for its measure to reduce public sector wages by 25%.

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Romanian Unions File ILO Complaint Against Govt On 25% Cut In Public Sector Wages

The complaint was filed within the 99th ILO Conference and thedelegation representing Cartel Alfa at the conference proposed theadoption of a resolution concerning Romania. The resolution targetsthe situation Romania's five large union confederations deemed aviolation of workers' rights, Cartel Alfa said in a press releaseTuesday.

The resolution was drafted alongside Belgian legal experts andwas adopted by the ILO Conference. According to the resolution,the economic crisis in Romania cannot be used as a pretext toreduce salaries or other social benefitd by 25%. All these cutsrepresent a severe breach of international labor conventions, thenational Labor Code and related documents of the InternationalLabor Organization signed by Romania. The resolution also statesthe firm opposition against any measures that breach thefundamental rights of workers and affect social peace, which aremandatory in a state that must cope with the challenges of theeconomic crisis.

Cartel Alfa also filed a complaint against the RomanianGovernment, alongside the representatives of confederationsattending the ILO Conference, in which the Romanian authorities areaccused of having breached the provisions of Convention 95regarding the protection of salaries.

Cartel Alfa said the resolution, coupled with the complaintsubmitted during the ILO Conference, will place Romania, as of2011, on the list of ILO's special cases.

Recession-hit Romania, which is relying on a EUR20 billioninternational rescue loan led by the International Monetary Fund,has pledged to drastically cut public spending and the Governmenthas adopted laws cutting public sector wages by 25% and pensions by15%. However, the Constitutional Court ruled pension cuts illegaland the Government is now raising taxes to make up for that part ofits spending cut plan.

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