On Tuesday, May 2, the members of the Women’s Commission of the National Confederation of Trade Unions of Moldova (CNSM) had a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Dorin Recean. The key issues discussed were the priorities in the field of social and economic protection of employees, trade union members, and the problems faced by women trade unionists from different branches. The meeting was attended by CNSM leadership – Igor Zubcu, president, and Lilia Franț, vice-president.

Liuba Rotaru, the President of the Women’s Commission of the CNSM, outlined that ensuring a fair level of pay, adequate social and economic protection of women through decent wages and pensions, as well as the access of population, including women from villages, to quality health services, are just a part of the matters that need to be improved by means of concrete policies and actions to be taken at national level.

Women trade unionists also highlighted the need to revise Law no. 270 on the unitary pay system in the budget sector, ensuring decent working conditions in the budget sector to motivate employees and maintain specialists, ceasing the increase of the retirement age for women from 57 to 63 years, providing a better support for women who have given birth and care for children, granting career pensions, are among the long-standing problem faced by trade union women working in various institutions.

The women trade unionists have also advocated the increase of the level of investment in the health labour market to promote healthy lifestyle, including in the field of disease prevention, allocating additional sources for the purchase of holiday vouchers, customize at least 30% of the taxes paid by the employees in the medical insurance budget, taking measures to improve the quality of the population’s food.

The Head of the Executive referred to the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Moldova to face the multiple crises affecting the population during the recent years, and stressed the need of the salary raise, achieved by means of economy growth, increased level of investment, and new jobs creation. At the same time, Dorin Recean, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, referred to the priorities of the Government in the social-economic field, to the development of local public administration and government policies related to women’s support.

The members of the Women’s Commission of CNSM have also met in session today to discuss on holding the forum entitled “Common goals for the development and prosperity of the country”, which will be held at the end of this month, including various organizational issues on the women’s trade unionists agenda.

We remind that, the Women’s Commission is a structure of the CNSM that aims to protect the

professional, economic and social women trade union members rights by means of: monitoring compliance of legislation on  women’s social and labour rights protection; active participation in implementation of trade union policies; collaboration with state structures and civil society by means of effort conjugation to strengthen the environment conducive to democratic change, to the establishment of societies with equal rights and opportunities for women and men.

More photos of the meeting of the members of the CNSM Women’s Commission with the Prime Minister of The Republic of Moldova, Dorin Recean, can be accessed on Facebook page of the Confederation here.