Unionists At Nokia Romania Put Off Negotiations On Severance Pay Until Thursday

Unionists at Nokia’s plant in Jucu, Romania, on Wednesday put off negotiations on severance pay until Thursday, when they will meet with Labor Minister Sulfina Barbu and the representatives of the local employment agency in Cluj, Nokia Metal union leader Valentin Ilcas told MEDIAFAX.

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Unionists At Nokia Romania Put Off Negotiations On Severance Pay Until Thursday

According to Ilcas, Barbu will also meet with the company's management.

On Monday, Nokia representatives and unionists started negotiations on severance package for the 2,200 employees who will be made redundant by the end of the year. A new round of negotiations had been scheduled for Wednesday.

Ilcas has confirmed that the collective work contract unionists at Nokia's local plant signed with the company does not state the granting of severance payments. He highlighted Nokia applies an aid program in facility shutdown cases to support employees made redundant. He said the severance package will be set through negotiations between the two parts.

Nokia last week announced it was closing its manufacturing facility in Jucu by the end of 2011, citing the need to cut costs and bring efficiency to the business. The company said employees will continue to receive wages until the end of March 2012.

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