05 november 2006
In November 2005, around 45,000 civil servants joined a warning strike against the existing wage system; the general strike was postponed after an agreement was signed on 9 December 2005 by the representative trade union and the government, stipulating that the union members would suspend protests under certain conditions.
01 oktober 2006
The Office of the Labour Inspectorate (Inspectia Muncii, IM ) is a specialised institution within the Ministry of Labour, Social Solidarity and Family (Ministerul Muncii, Solidaritatii Sociale si Familiei, MMSSF ) that monitors compliance with legal provisions on employment relations and the well-being of employees and other participants in the work process. Precautionary monitoring is one of the main responsibilities of this institution.  http://www.inspectmun.ro/  http://www.mmssf.ro
18 september 2006
The Ministry of Labour, Social Solidarity and Family (Ministerul Muncii, Solidaritatii Sociale si Familiei din România, MMSSF ), through its Directorate for Strategy and Analysis, publishes a quarterly Statistical Bulletin  in which data are presented in relation to trends in the total number of employees reporting accidents at work. The bulletin includes data on the total economy, specific sectors of the economy, as well as the location of workplaces.  http://www.mmssf.ro/website/ro/  http://www.mmssf.ro/website/ro/statistici.jsp
05 september 2006
On 24 May 2006, three national trade union confederations  – the National Trade Union Confederation Cartel Alfa (Confederatia Nationala Sindicala Cartel Alfa, Cartel Alfa ), the National Trade Union Bloc (Blocul National Sindical, BNS ), and the Confederation of Democratic Trade Unions in Romania (Confederatia Sindicatelor Democratice din România, CSDR) – staged a larghescale protest in Bucharest, blocking the city centre for several hours. Media reports estimated that some 15,000 to 20,000 people took part in the protest to highlight the country’s disturbingly low living standards. The protesters were joined by several hundred members of pensioners’ associations.  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/national-trade-union-confederations  http://www.cartel-alfa.ro/navigare.asp?id=77  http://www.bns.ro/
31 augusti 2006
On 17 April 2006, Raiffeisen Bank  employee representatives picketed the institution’s headquarters in Bucharest. This is the first time that such action has taken place in Romania’s banking sector since the end of communist rule in December 1989.  http://www.raiffeisen.ro/index.php?lang=2
01 december 2005
November 2005 in Romania has seen strikes or protests over pay and restructuring by workers in the education sector, miners, civil servants, employees of METROREX (the Bucharest underground rail system) and workers at the Tractorul Braşov tractor factory. The wave of conflicts has created a difficult situation for the government in the context of the approval of the state budget for 2006.
08 november 2005
The allocation in the 2006 budget forecast of a mere 3.7 of the gross domestic product for the financing of education led to the resignation of the minister of education and to protests on the part of trade unions and teaching staff with the support of pupils and students. According to the latest declarations of trade unions in education a general strike for an indefinite period of time is set to start on 7 November.
27 oktober 2005
In September 2005, following consultation with the social partners, the Romanian government adopted a bill making amendments to the guaranteed minimum income scheme, which seeks to alleviate poverty. There have been criticisms that the real value of the guaranteed minimum income has been falling.
18 oktober 2005
In Romania, a new strategy for continuing vocational training for 2005-2010 was approved by Government Decision No. 857/28.07.2005. The strategy takes into account the Lisbon objective, focusing on the competitiveness and dynamics of knowledge-based economic growth, more and better jobs, and increased social cohesion.
27 juli 2005
A government Emergency Ordinance, published in July 2005, has brought into force a revised Labour Code in Romania. The Code has been amended, partly to bring national legislation into line with EU law, in areas such as fixed-term contracts, dismissals and redundancies, working time and training. The amendments follow lengthy negotiations with representative trade union and employers’ organisations.