Several hundred workers at the main Dacia plant, located in Mioveni, Romania, went on strike yesterday, fearing mass layoffs due to contracts not being signed in time, and criticizing the management for overworking them and treating them “like slaves”.
Furthermore, workers complained that they were being oppressively tested for alcohol consumption at the factory gate.
However, to make matters worse, Sindicatul Automobile Dacia (SAD), which is the main workers’ union, was notified today that the protest was deemed illegal and that the workers will not be paid for the day, because they were not actually working.
Nevertheless, production was resumed so that they can continue building cars, to match and surpass last year’s total sales figure of 360,000 units worldwide. Also, with the widest array of vehicles it has ever had in its range, rising sales and the promise of even more models, this one-day strike will not really affect the yearly output or general outlook in any way.
By Andrei Nedelea
Story References & Photo Credits: Mediafax