Romania - Pay dispute leads to general strike at Electrolux plant - March 31, 2019

As negotiations on a pay rise hit a deadlock more than 420 workers of the Electrolux plant in Satu Mare, that produces gas cookers, started a general strike. The workers are also organising a protest march to make their demands clear. The workers asked for a wage increase of 75 euro a month in net terms while company management is offering not even half of the demanded wage increase. The union that represents the workers at Electrolux states that the workers are determined to fight for their wage demands but remain open for further negotiations. According to official data, in 2017 Electrolux Romania SRL had a turnover of 130 million euro.

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