Wednesday, April 29, 2009

AP: Thousands of railway workers in Romania protest

Thousands of Romanian railway workers have protested against cutbacks that will lead to the loss of 12,000 jobs.Up to 8,000 railway workers from across Romania marched from Bucharest's main railway station to the government headquarters and back again. 

They delivered a letter demanding the government retains jobs and increases their salaries.The transportation ministry announced the job cuts earlier this year, in line with government spending cuts.The Romanian railway network employs about 80,000 people. Currently trains run at low speed because of old and poor-quality rails.

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