The Romanian government will adopt a series of measures to reduce the effects of COVID-19, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced on Tuesday after consultations with representatives of trade unions and employer organizations.
According to the government’s communiqué, negotiations during the meetings dealt with possible solutions for preserving jobs and keeping as many industries as possible in operation.
The Prime Minister announced that the government will adopt the first set of measures aiming to support companies and employees in the affected sectors.
“We want to give a strong signal to employees and the economy: that the government is going to intervene to preserve jobs and to continue the operation of companies in as many economic sectors as possible.
Besides the decisions that we are going to make tomorrow, we are planning to take further measures about which we will consult with the representatives of trade unions
and employer organizations.”
– said Ludovic Orban on Tuesday.
Other measures aim to increase the liquidity of companies, reduce the direct interaction of citizens with state institutions, and stimulate the country’s production capacity for essential goods (e.g., personal protective equipment and disinfectants) during this crisis period.
The prime minister also ensured trade unions that materials for the protection of employees on the front line of the battle against the virus are being purchased and will be provided.
Title image: Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and the Romanian government (Photo: gov.ro)