Romania - Court rules subway strike illegal - November 19, 2009

On Wednesday 18 November the Bucharest Court ruled the strike of the city's Metrorex subway workers illegal. After learning of the court ruling, subway union leader Ion Radoi announced the protesters will observe the law. He stressed, however, that the conflict remains open, with the negotiations to be resumed, and that in two or three weeks the same situation could be reached if claims are not solved. On 17 November the subway went on strike as a consequence of the refusal of the Metrorex administration to negotiate salaries. Minister of Transport Radu Berceanu argued that the union could only negotiate in January, when the subway budget was established.



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