The approximately 13,000 employees of the Oltenia Energy Complex (CEO) will enter into technical unemployment, gradually, from April 13 until June 7, the measure being taken following the significant reduction of sales of electricity and, implicitly, of the company’s revenues.
According to a press release posted Sunday evening on the company’s website, in order to reduce the close contact between the employees of the company, in order to prevent and limit the occurrence of cases of infection with COVID-19, the Decree of the President of Romania no. 195/2020 imposed restrictive measures including regarding the activities of the economic operators, part of the economic activity of the country being significantly reduced with direct consequences on the consumption of electricity at national level, according to Agerpres.
In this context, between January and March, CE Oltenia registered a significant reduction of sales of electricity, respectively of the company’s revenues, which will be growing in the coming months. In order to avoid serious damage with long-term effects on employees, it is necessary to regulate measures to temporarily reduce the activity, without ceasing employment relationships.
“In this respect, a minimum staffing scheme has been established for each organizational entity that can ensure the safe operation of the company and the temporary interruption/ reduction of the company’s activity during the period April 13 – June 5, which will have as effect the programming in this interval, of a minimum number of 17 working days in technical unemployment/ employee, in a single stage or in no more than two stages. Between April 13 and May 10, a total of 6,532 employees out of a total of 12,860 will enter technical unemployment, following that the rest of the employees enter into technical unemployment between May 11 and June 7,” CEO release stated.