Eighty (80) Romanian miners are staging a unique underground protest, at the Slanic Prahova salt mine and another 100 colleagues of theirs are on strike. They oppose their minimum salary saying they expect more from the state and claim it is impossible to work with 40-year old equipment.
As ziare.com reads, “trade union leader Alexandru Dragoi says the salt mine will remain blocked until the management will submit an offer to fit the employers’ demands.
Dragoi claims no investments were made at the mine in the past 40 years and the risks for those working underground are huge.”
Salrom, which is the mother company for Slanic Prahova salt mine, is owned by the state to which it has to pay 90% of the profit. According to information, the government decided to turn its back to the “investments and wage increases”, get the money and even accept more from the company’s reserve fund…/IBNA