09 august 2009
By emergency ordinance No. 37, which was published in the Official Gazette of 22 April 2009 and applicable with immediate effect, the Romanian government (Guvernul României ) decided to suspend all public servants holding management positions in all independent public, non-governmental institutions and to have new persons put in place, who were nominated by the county councils or prefectures and appointed by the relevant ministry.  http://www.gov.ro/
12 juli 2009
In February 2009, the social partners agreed on an anti-crisis programme (*RO0902039I* ) in light of the global economic downturn. Nevertheless, on 8 May, the National Trade Union Bloc (Blocul Naţional Sindical, BNS) issued a press release announcing a protest rally and march in Romania’s capital city Bucharest; the march was expected to gather some 10,000 trade union members. It was due to be held at the same time as the European Days of Action to ‘Fight the crisis: put the poeple first’, which were launched by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC ) (*EU0906029I* ).  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/anti-crisis-measures-agreed-by-social-partners  http://www.etuc.org/  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/europes-trade-unions-respond-to-crisis
20 maj 2009
The economic crisis affecting global markets has caused a loss of orders and generally diminished the demand for steel products. This has had an impact on ArcelorMittal Steel Galaţi, which initially introduced a voluntary redundancy scheme, backed by attractive severance pay. All of the company’s staff – amounting to some 13,000 employees – were eligible for the scheme.
13 april 2009
A new study on ‘Occupational morbidity in Romania in 2007’, carried out by researchers at the Labour Medicine Division of the Bucharest Institute of Public Health (Institutul de Sănătate Publică Bucureşti, ISPB ), was published in 2008 by the National Register of Occupational Diseases.  http://www.ispb.ro/
23 marts 2009
In the first nine months of 2008, Romania’s economic growth reached unprecedented heights and the then Prime Minister, Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, remarked with satisfaction that the economy was going at ‘full steam’. During the election campaign of October–November 2008, there was no talk of a national crisis – only of promises and assurances from the government and other political candidates that Romania would not suffer from the global economic crisis.
01 marts 2009
Romania’s recently elected government – which took office after the parliamentary elections of 30 November 2008 – is now struggling to cope with the economic developments that are markedly different from the atmosphere of optimism and generous promises that prevailed during the 2008 election campaigns.
06 januar 2009
In Europe, health and safety  at work policies aim to protect workers’ lives, physical, mental and social integrity and well-being against occupational accidents and diseases .  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/health-and-safety  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/occupational-accidents-and-diseases
06 januar 2009
Construcţii Aeronautice SA Ghimbav (Braşov) has about 150 employee  s. They unanimously decided to stop work at 08.00 on 15 September , without going through the lawful stages preliminary to calling a state of a conflict of interests.  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/employee
06 januar 2009
Government Ordinance no. 15/2008 provided for pay rises for teaching staff in the state education system of 6% from 1 April 2008, and another 6% from 1 October 2008. However, the Chamber of Deputies (Camera Deputaţilor ) – the lower house of parliament – passed a law (Law no. 221/2008) amending this government ordinance and providing for pay increases of 50% for teaching staff below university level and 74% for university teaching staff, with effect from 1 October 2008. Parliamentary elections are to be held on 30 November.  http://www.cdep.ro/
23 november 2008
Every four years, the National Institute of Statistics (Institutul Naţional de Statistică, INS ) conducts a study on salary earnings in the month of October in the reference year. The latest survey, covering companies employing at least 10 workers, was published in 2008, entitled /Salary disparities and their causes, 2006/.  http://www.insse.ro/