Romania - Ford workers on strike - December 31, 2017

Several hundred employees at the Ford Craiova car plant started a spontaneous strike, one day after the trade union announced that an agreement with the management was reached on a two-years collective agreement. The agreement would cover the transfer of social contributions to employees and grant a monthly wage increase of RON 300 (64.7 euro) for the new assembly line workers in 2017. The workforce clearly disapproved the outcome of the negotiations. The US car manufacturer, with 4,200 employees in Craiova, wanted to increase the gross salary from 2018 only if workers agreed that a two-year collective agreement, instead of the usual one year, was signed.

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