Labor Strife Paralyzes Dacia Plant
A 36 hour strike at a Dacia plant in Romania led to the loss of 1,500 cars, as workers agitated for wage improved and increased working conditions.
Plant managers said that less than 20 percent of the workforce participated in the strike, but it was still significant enough to disrupt output for over a day. Workers at the Dacia plant are looking for a 25 percent bump in their wages, which average around 837 euros per month.
Workers at the plant claim that they are pressured to complete a car once every 40 seconds, and also objected to the apparent installation of alcohol testing at the plant.