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The number of Romanians working without a labour contract remained relatively flat during the first ten months of 2013, compared with 2012, according to data from the Romanian Labour Ministry, reports Mediafax.
The Ministry gathers data about the black labour market via controls at various companies. Inspectors have uncovered approximately 13,600 so-called black market labourers so far this year.
In 2012, inspectors found 14,300 people working without a labour contract, and issued fines to more than 5,500 companies using illegal workers. The total fines issued in 2012 was approximately EUR 19.3 million. During the first ten months of this year, companies found to be hiring working illegally had to pay approximately EUR 15.3 million in fines.
Fines were also issued to workers who had engaged in work without the proper labour contracts. These fines amounted to EUR 7,800 in total.
Most of those working without the required contracts were found in Bucharest (1,800 people), Bihor (1,300), and Constanta county (802).