Renault’s Dacia Unit in Romania Faces Strike

Renault’s Dacia Unit in Romania Faces Strike

Auto major Renault SA is facing trouble at its Romanian Dacia manufacturing facility. The company staff is asking for 25% rise in salary. The main vehicle assembly plant has been hit as several hundred workers stayed away from work.

Dacia plant in Romania exports more than 90% cars outside Romania. The plant contributes nearly 3 per cent to GDP of Romania. Romania GDP growth is expected to be in range of 1.2-1.5 per cent for the current year.

The average gross salary at Dacia plant was $1100 last year compared to Romanian national average of $624.

Dacia unit sold 360 thousand automobile units last year. The company management is undergoing negotiations with union and working on a new contract with the unions.


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