Romania - General strike at Electrolux plant still going on - June 1, 2019

After 6 weeks of struggle the more than 420 workers at the Electrolux plant in Satu Mare are still striking for a pay increase of 3 euro a day (see our March newsletter). Management announced on April 17 2019 that the trade union rejected their second proposal for ending the strike. According to the union management is still refusing to change its position and negotiate on wages allowing for a decent life for the workers and their families offer only an increase of 1 euro a day. A caravan of workers from the Electrolux plant now started a 600-km march towards the Swedish Embassy in Bucharest to protest the way the Swedish multinational has been treating its employees.

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For more information, please contact Sanne van der Gaag or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) sannevandergaag@deburcht.org or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Steve Coulter scoulter@etui.org. For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org.


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