Metrorex & # 39; s employees struck a two-hour strike Thursday morning, the main grievances for the salary demanding a 40% increase in wages. Transport Minister Lucian Shova described the talks with trade unionists as "blackmail" and said that if such a salary increase is accepted, the ticket price for a subway journey will increase between 2.5 and 4 lei. . If the parties did not reach an agreement, the unionists announced that they would make a general strike in the subway next week.
The unionists said they would make a general strike that would affect 700,000 passengers after the strike if they did not receive positive responses to the fees charged by the Metrorex administration.
I Yes, (decided, n.r.) the continuation of the action. It may not be Monday, even on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, because we have to take at least 48 working hours into account, and we have taken into account. But if we had a constant fire, I spent 48 hours in months. Apparently the legal interpretation … is not a matter of kind, according to the weekly study. Between 4:00 and 16:00. Today we have already decided, we have established after the warning strike is over. Depending on our mobilization, we will inform the public on what days. The decision was made, "Ion Rădoi, president of Free Trade Union Metro, told MEDIAFAX.
"We did not take any steps to sign a collective bargaining agreement in 2018, 2019. We will understand yesterday, but Minister Lucian Sova has intervened to resolve this conflict. The general strike," said USLM leader Ion Rădoi.
Trade unionists called for a 42 percent salary increase for Metrorex's management, but offered 18 percent refusing to accept it.
In other news, Transport Minister Lucian Sova said on Wednesday that the strike was not "for the well-being of the Metrorex workers", for the protection of the privileges that traders at subway stations have had for more than 15 years. ".
The collective bargaining agreement began a few months ago and stated that "the main, first and non-transferable claims were 42% wage increase ve and in the quarter Metrorex wages increased.
The average monthly gross wage in Metrorex was 7.300 lei for technical personnel, 8.000 lei for mechanical workers and 5,300 lei for employees at night, and added that br the benefits için of the Metrorex employees as well as wages. . 12-day meal vouchers, payment of 75% of resting tickets, 50% discount on the cost of rail and road travel, 99% discount on a hotel in Busteni, permitted by CFR.
Lucian Sova described the talks with underground trade unionists as "blackmail," not negotiation. Metrorex said it would increase the price of a subway journey if the administration enters the wage increase of 42% demanded by trade unionists. 2.5 lei for 4 lei.