Twenty-five employees at the Govora Sodium Factory, among which the local trade union leader, have begun a hunger strike, unhappy with the Polish management’s four month “refusal” to sign the collective work contract. Mediafax quoted “Sodistul”, trade union leader Adrian Mugioiu as saying that, as of April 25, 7.00 am, all the 770 factory employees will go on general open-ended strike. “It’s been four months since the employer has been refusing to sign the collective work contract, and we don’t receive any answers either from here or Warsaw.
We go on general open-ended strike Thursday and we hope the management will then answer our demands. The carelessness shown by Romanian authorities towards the factory employees and their lives and dignity being jeopardized made me resort to hunger strike,” Adrian Mugioiu said. Govora plant employees demand the signing of the collective work contract for 2013, “with salary expenditures accounting for a minimum of 16 pc from exploitation revenues,” the workforce staying put at the level on Feb 15, 2013, improved work conditions, management’s compliance with the agreements, protocols and additional documents agreed with the union and, as well as the length of the holiday leave. Ciech Warsaw holds a 92.9 pc share stake in the Govora Sodium Factory. The shareholding structure also includes the Credit Asset Resolution Authority (AVAS), 0.68 pc.
The factory produces the whole range of sodium products.