The Institute of “Gazprom VNIIGAZ”, which is the leading research center of Gazprom, since may of this year will switch all employees to a shortened five-hour working day, informs “Interfax” with reference to several sources in the industry.
According to them, five hours per day employees will work for six months, because this period is provided by the labour legislation. The team has already officially notified of the change. Those who disagree with him, offered to resign.
Sources said that in September there were made sometimes significant pay cuts. Also the staff of the Institute has not paid the traditional awards to the day of oilmen and gas workers, as well as, in contrast to the majority of the companies of group “Gazprom”, not indexed wages by 7.4%.
Sources also said that a year ago at the science center planned reduction of hundreds of people, although the company employs about a thousand. These plans were not implemented. The interlocutors of the Agency explained the problems of inflation Institute strong administrative and managerial staff, as well as a decline in the quality of work performed, which increased the competitiveness of VNIIGAZ in terms of price and quality.
A source close to VNIIGAZ confirmed that the Institute is taking steps in the optimization. Also, he said, and is preparing large-scale redundancies. The representative “Gazprom” has not yet responded to the request .
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