‘We have submitted our restructuring plan to the ITM, with the noticeto be sent to employees on February 8 and the final decision on March 1’, Frasinoi said.
The trade unions have said they will challenge the CFR Marfa’s decision, with the big problem remaining the Collective Labour Agreement not stipulating compensatory payments for employees being laid off, which means that, unless the Executive provides the money, these employees will be sent home with empty pockets.
As following the restructuring of the railway, some 11,000 employees could be sent home, among whom 1,370 from the CFR Calatori (passengers), 1,000 from CFR SA and 8,500 from CFR Marfa. Since the beginning of the year, other 4,700 employees of the three companies were pensioned.
CFR Marfa is a railway company owned hundred percent by the Romanian state, via MTI, controlling, according to the latest data available, 76 percent of the total volume of goods transported by railway in Romania.