Kurzarbeit or the flexibility of the work regime, requested for eight months by the business environment and promulgated by the President of Romania will bring an extremely important mouthful of oxygen in the economy, with important social benefits, says the Coalition for the Development of Romania (CDR).
The government estimates that 60,000 companies in sectors severely affected by the crisis, such as the hospitality and events, culture and sports industries are expected to be able to maintain or return to part-time employment around 500,000 employees. The impact will be that sanitary measures can be easily correlated with the availability of labor, and the closure, opening or partial opening of businesses can be done with the agility needed during this period.
“Today we mark an important day, one in which these important measures taken in Western economies will be implemented in Romania. We welcome the support of the President and the Government so far and continue to build on it. The flexibility of work brings optimism in the affected sectors and we hope that the implementation of the law will be done with the speed of light, which we need now,” said Dragoș Anastasiu, coordinator of the Coalition for the Development of Romania.
CDR is a private initiative built as a collaboration agreement through the collective participation of its members and brings together organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham), the French Chamber of Commerce in Romania (CCIFER), the Romanian Businessmen Association (AOAR ), The Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK), Romanian Business Leaders (RBL), the Foreign Investors’ Council (FIC), the Concordia Employers’ Confederation (CPC) and the National Council of Small and Medium Private Enterprises in Romania (CNIPMMR).