Renaultâ€™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.