State-owned railway operator CFR Calatori to save around RON 1mln yearly after shrinking management

Georgeta Gheorghe 04/05/2018 | 14:19

The state owned railway operator CFR Calatori, subject to a recent restructuring initiative, has seen its management shrink. Following the move, which is expected to save the company around RON 70,000 monthly, the number of directors decreased from 13 to 9 and other advisors and information experts positions were cut. 

“In the new structure, the number of directors at a central level was cut from 13 to 9. Positions such as advisors and information experts were cut, and employers were redistributed according to their professional background.” Following these measures, the wages fund of CFR Calatori is saving approximately RON 70,000 monthly,” the company said in a statement.

CFR Calatori has transported more than 54 million passengers last year, 1.5 million passengers more than in 2016. The company operates more than 1,200 passenger trains daily, of which more than 75 percent are Regio trains. The company has about 13,000 employees.

At the end of March this year, Transport Minister Lucian Sova said that CFR Calatori’s new management will have to solve the problems related to the lack of wagons and locomotives generated by the very poor involvement in the repair and maintenance of the existing park.

On 21 March 2018, CFR Calatori Board of Directors appointed Leon Barbulescu as General Manager of the company, with a mandate of four months.

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