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Factsheet for measure RO-2020-23/1191 – measures in Romania
|Country||Romania , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 04 June 2020|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Well-being of workers
|Author||Victoria Stoiciu (European Institute of Romania)|
|Measure added||27 September 2020 (updated 16 October 2020)|
The measure consist in a social partners initiative - a protocol of cooperation between Confederatia Nationala a Sindicatelor Cartel Alfa (national trade union organization) and Confindustria Romania (the employers organization of Italian companies active in Romania). The measure was determined by the need to ensure a safe transition back to work after the end of the state of emergency, for protecting workers health and keeping business profitable. Against this background, the social partners decided to conclude a protocol that will enforce some of the best practices from Italy in Romanian companies.
The content of the protocol is not public. It might be gradually disclosed, but there is no calendar in this regard up to date.
From the media and from the interviews with trade union representative carried on for this study, it appears that the measure is targeting the employees of the companies affiliated to Confederatia Nationala a Sindicatelor Cartel Alfa and Confindustria Romania. It basically offers to the employees (and to their family members) a special private health care insurance that may be used for accessing private health care services in case of an infection with COVID-19 (and the families of the employees). The private insurance is paid by the employers. The number of beneficiaries is not known.
The number of beneficiaries is not known.
|Applies to all workers||
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners jointly
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The social partners have initiated, negotiated and adopted jointly this measure.
No opinions expressed by relevant stakeholders.
Eurofound (2020), Improving safety at the workplace, measure RO-2020-23/1191 (measures in Romania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/RO-2020-23_1191.html
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