Thursday, April 4 2024

Draft law on research staff status and aid for mothers in need

Romania’s government is expected to discuss a draft law concerning the research staff status at its Cabinet meeting on Thursday – a project designed to encourage performace in the field. Another draft would focus on disadvantaged mothers expected to receive E-vouchers for their newborns. The document reffers to underage mothers and mothers unable to benefit from other state aid as they lack authority-issued IDs. A government emergency order would grant E-social vouchers to disadvantaged mothers who gave birth starting from the day when the document would come into force, no later than three month after the child was born.

Norovirus infection confirmed

The Public Health Directorate in Romania’s south-western county of Timiș has confirmed an outbreak of Norovirus infection at the Loga College in Timișoara. The college is currently closed for disinfection while online classes are expected on Thursday and Friday. The virus was confirmed in four patients so far, accoding to data released by local Louis Țurcanu Children Emergency Hospital. Epidemiological investigation is still ongoing at a time when 14 children out of 45 people – students and teachers – will follow daily epidemiological treatment. The most common symptons of norovirus include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, fever and stomach pains.  A person usually develops synptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to norovirus while most people get better within 1 to 3 days.

End of the strike at Poșta Română

Workers at Poșta Română (Romania’s National Post Company) put an end to their strike on Wednesday after a new collective contract was registered at the country’s Labour Inspectorate (ITM). The two sides have agreed on a wage increase in two stages – on June 1 and September 1, research minister Bogdan Ivan told Radio Romania as he was the lead mediator between Romanian Post managers and trade union delegates. More than 7,000 post workers stopped their work on Monday calling for a pay rise. Romania’s National Post Company employs some 21,500 people.

Alexandru Danga – RADOR