The Moldovan Railways: A New labor Agreement After Having Salary Arrears Amounting to 5 Million Euros
The salary arrears at Moldovan Railway amount to over 5 million euros, according to the leadership of the Railway Trade Union Federation, which announced that it signed a new collective labor agreement with the company’s presidents.
„The Moldovan Railway Trade Union and the Moldovan Railway has signed a new collective labor contract for the years 2021-2026, which provides for the procedure of establishing and revising the minimum amount guaranteed to the salary in the sector, the functioning of the tariff system of labor remuneration, the remuneration of the personnel who work in harmful working conditions, being established at the same time various categories of bonuses and salary additions.”
In the context of the situation related to arrears of wages accumulated for several months, which harmed the interests of about 6,500 employees of the company, the branch union repeatedly addressed to the authorities for a solution and organized several protests, requesting the resignation of the management.
In April 2021, a Special Parliamentary Commission presented a report on the Moldovan Railway’s activity in the last decade. They found embezzlement of over 50 million euros. The Commission submitted the report to the Government and the General Prosecutor’s Office.
In March 2021, the ZdG reporters investigated the situation of the Moldovan Railway. Read the full investigation here: