A new journalistic investigation conducted within the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Project “Violation of Labour Rights in the Republic of Moldova: journalistic investigations", implemented in partnership with the Center for Investigative Journalism is presenting the sad story of the railway company employees who haven’t received their salaries for months.

Protests broke out at the Moldovan Railway Company stations all over the country. While the employer failed to deliver on the promise to pay the salary arrears, the branch trade unions keep turning a blind eye at the problems confronted by those whom they are meant to protect and represent.

A new draft law aimed at regulating the way the daily workers can perform occasional unskilled work that has been adopted by the Government recently has raised controversial discussions.

While the employers are of the opinion that the law will make it easier for them to hire unskilled workers -with minimum documents and taxes- the trade unions as well as local and international experts got alarmed by the news saying the law will contribute to more abuses by the employers, depriving the workers of any social protection.

Read more in the investigation and the watch the documentary conducted by Friedrich-Ebert-Shtiftung (FES) in partnership with the Center for Journalistic Investigations.

The Mileştii Mici Stone Mine State Enterprise, once a profitable enterprise, is on the verge of bankruptcy. The workers who have dedicated 20-30 years of their life to the work in the mine, are now forced to accept technical unemployment or work without salaries for months.Those who get sick or retire are realizing they are not entitled to health care or years of hard work in the mine have not been considered while calculating the pension for the reason that the employer had not paid the social contributions to the health and social insurance fund.

Read here the full investigation and watch the documentary produced within the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Project “Violation of Labour Rights in the Republic of Moldova: four examples", implemented in partnership with Platzforma and the Center for Investigative Journalism.

A new journalistic investigation conducted within the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Project “Violation of Labour Rights in the Republic of Moldova: four examples", implemented in partnership with Platzforma and the Center for Investigative Journalism, is presenting the story of the former employees of the “Orlact” Ltd from Orhei, once a prosperous company, famous for its mayonnaise and dairy products.

In a very short period, its new owners brought the company to bankruptcy by means of contracting a dozen of uncovered loans. Going through the insolvency procedure, the company management has sent the employees on unpaid leave, ”forgetting” to pay their outstanding salaries. The workers, who remained at the mercy of justice, have been trying already for the third year to get their salaries, but so far without success. Read here the full investigation and watch the documentary.

They had to spend years in courts in search for justice, in order to obtain their unpaid salaries. After 7 years of court proceedings and with the court decision in their favour, the employees are still asking themselves who is going to pay their salaries now that the enterprise has been removed from the State Registrar of Enterprises. This is the story of the employees from the Glodeni Sugar Factory that has been liquidated recently.

Read the investigation that was conducted within the project “Violation of Labour Rights in the Republic of Moldova: four examples", implemented by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in partnership with Platzforma and the Center for Investigative Journalism. “Gordian Knot” is a documentary about the situation of the employees of the Glodeni factory, produced within the same project. Follow us on for other investigations about labour rights’ violation and problems faced by the Moldovan employees.

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