Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing
Crop And Animal Production, Hunting And Related Service Activities
01 - Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities

2,800 - 2,812 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 August 2005
Employment effect (start)
22 August 2005
Foreseen end date
31 October 2005


On 16 August 2005, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (Ministerul Agriculturii, Pădurilor şi Dezvoltării Rurale, MAPDR), issued a press release announcing that the state-owned company of land development, Societatea Naţională de Îmbunătăţiri Funciare (SNIF), will dismiss half of its workforce in the course of 2005. According to the redundancy programme, 2,800 employees out of a 4,100-strong workforce will be leaving the company. Redundancies will be on request; some 2,362 employees will be leaving the company starting on 22 August 2005. Most of these employees are electro-mechanics and hydro agents. SNIF management is expecting another 350-450 redundancy applications, which will be finalised in the second half of October 2005. According to statements by the general manager of SNIF, employees opted for voluntary redundancy due to the fact that irrigation activities have been considerably reduced and wages could not be paid in full. Moreover, the demand for irrigation works has been affected by the numerous floods that have hit Romania during the summer. Employees leaving the company will receive three months’ wages from SNIF (one for the annual leave not taken and two for redundancy), and in addition the equivalent of 20 average national wages, to be provided through a programme initiated by the Ministry of Labour, Social Solidarity and Family (Ministerul Muncii, Solidarităţii Sociale şi Familiei, MMSSF). The financial effort made by SNIF amounts to approximately €780,000. At the same time, SNIF expects to raise the company’s efficiency with this measure.



Eurofound (2005), Societatea Naţională de Îmbunătăţiri Funciare, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 62212, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62212.