The Polish investor "treats the employees with contempt", Adrian Mugioiu, leader of the 'Soda Ash Worker' trade union of the Govora-based Soda Ash Plant declared, adding that the union would take all the steps to block the 50 announced layoffs.
"Today and tomorrow we will hold several rounds of talks with the employers. It doesn't seem normal to me that 50 employees receive the redundancy notification as a Christmas gift! They have families and children, the investor treats the employees with contempt as he makes this blunt announcement that 50 people will be fired on Christmas. I hope that tomorrow we will be able to discuss with the employer to find a compromise solution with that list of layoffs," Mugioiu told Agerpres.
The representatives of the Polish group Ciech Chemical, owner of the Govora Soda Ash Plant, announced plans to fire 50 employees after a previous lot of 20 were made redundant in September.
"After the notification was filed with us (the local labor inspectorate), the Polish employer and the unionists will hold talks in order to avoid redundancies. The unionists will propose solutions to the plant's management and the employers' organisation will make the final decision. The notification was filed in a bid to help the company out of financial trouble," said Ion Nicolaescu, chief inspector with the Valcea local labor inspectorate.
The Govora Soda Ash Plant is a company with a majority of private capital owned by Polish Chemical Group Ciech Warsaw, employing 750 people of whom 562 skilled workers, 22 unskilled workers and 166 ancillary staff.AGERPRES