The trade unionists affiliated to the Publisind Federation are organizing, on Wednesday, a rally in front of the Ministry of Justice and other similar actions in front of the prefectures from Constanţa, Prahova and Mureş, the union organization announced, according to AGERPRES.
One week ago, the members of the Publisind federation picketed the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection and the prefectures of Bacău, Timiş and Cluj, and the actions will continue every Wednesday, until February 24, according to the calendar.
The general demands of trade unionists are: the elimination of wage inequities from the public system, the application of the framework law on the remuneration of public employees and a minimum wage correlated with the increase in consumer prices.
The Publisind Federation includes 35,000 union members in the areas of central and local public administration, social assistance, police and border police, judicial registry, penitentiaries and probation, sports and youth, finance and financial control, environment and RA-APPS and launched protests starting with December 31, 2020 – the date on which the affiliated unions organized rallies at the prefectures and at the MIA headquarters – in reaction to the adoption of GEO no. 226/2020 by which the salaries of employees in the public system are capped at the level of December 2020, thus suspending the application of Law 153/2017.
Under these conditions, the trade unionists ask the Government to give up these measures and apply the law, as adopted by the Romanian Parliament.
“Publisind includes in its structure trade unions representative of the occupational family” justice “or of institutions subordinated to the Ministry of Justice, totaling 16,000 union members from penitentiaries, court registry and probation. The main demands of the staff in these fields are: equal treatment in terms of rights salaries between police officers and penitentiary police officers (granting the title of class specialist in the Penitentiary Police), amending the framework law to eliminate salary inequities from the judicial registry and probation, as well as a fair salary of staff “, the organization’s communiqué reads.
The Publisind Federation warns that, in case of non-resolution of the requests, the street actions will continue indefinitely.