Saved the city from bankruptcy where no one wants to work. "When I hear of the minimum wage say: don't come for something"

Aninoasa was in 2013 the first city of Romania, entered the insolvency proceedings, after he accumulated debts to the state budget of almost six million lei. A year later, the town in the Jiu Valley in which they live 5,000 people had been saved from the brink of bankruptcy. Then, the Romanian Government has allocated an aid of 3.7 million lei from the budget reserve Fund, money which was used according to the Plan of financial recovery allowed by the county Court by a sentence in 2014, as a result of the insolvency proceedings of the city.

three years Have passed from using the windfall received by the former mining town, but the locals have not learned the lesson. Aninoasa is currently faced with a new crisis – labour – because the people who want to work here are hard to find, according to the mayor Nicolae Dunca. And this is so even if, two months ago, a factory of wiring the car from the locality, who worked about 120 people, was closed.

On her place, an investor englishman will open a new production capacity, but face difficulties in finding staff.

People demanding

“there Are people who come and ask first what salary they will receive. When they are told of the minimum wage say: <<Sir, for this something not worth it to go>>. In my experience, most large employers, from multinationals, give a minimum wage in the first phase, but after two – three months, if they see that employees are serious, they go hand and don’t comment on them raise. They will in the first shift huge salary with little work. This can’t be happening, we must work if we want money,” says Nicolae Dunca. The mayor wants to motivate the locals with your own example. “I worked in high school on construction Sites Youth, on the Danube – Black Sea Canal. It was your patriotic duty. Gave us to dig seven meters of trench per day, the wide by a meter deep by a meter. In the first week there was no way to finish my norm, u could, then I got into a rhythm and we dug seven meters in a half a day, and the rest of the day I’m just resting”, said the mayor.

Nicolae Dunca says that, after the closing of the Mine Aninoasa, in 2006, many of the young people of the city and have sought their luck in other countries, and now those on which it is based to return to the labour market are pensioners who have worked in mining. The city has about 80 socially assisted, of which 30 are used at work, from the town hall. In Aninoasa working a factory for sofas.


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