‘Automobile Dacia’ employees were granted a wage raise of RON 260, Mediafax reports. The sum represents a 13 pc hike, following month-long negotiations that ended Monday night, between the management and trade unions of the Renault-controlled carmaker, union vice-president Ion Iordache announced. The new collective work contract stipulates salary raises in two installments. As of January, employees will get an increase of RON 200, to be enforced on a retroactive basis, and they will get the remaining RON 60 starting May,” Iordache explained. Negotiations also resulted in other financial incentives, most likely bonuses and premiums, but the source did not disclose what these might be. Iordache rejected as unfounded the rumours about the Mioveni-based factory planning to cease recruitments and lay off personnel when the Renault plant of Tangiers, Morocco will start manufacturing some models of the Dacia family. “It is true that some Dacia models will enter production in Morocco, but this does not mean Pitesti will lower its output, which will focus on the Duster model,” the trade union official said.