Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect interviewees’ identities. Romania and Bulgaria – On July 10, on the outskirts of Covasna, a small mountainous town in Romania’s central region of Transylvania, about 30 garment factory workers who were recently made redundant launched a protest outside their workplace – the Textile Blue Wash factory. With the building’s gate locked behind them, and its yard empty, they demanded their jobs back and called for salaries of up to two months to be paid. “When we came here a week ago, the gate of the factory was closed. It was a shock. The factory owner was nowhere to be found, and could not be reached,” said Marina*, a 45-year-old employee, her voice rising from the group’s angry chatter. “Since then, we have been gathering here. We want to be paid, receive our lunch tickets and we demand an explanation for the sudden closure of the plant.” For almost a year, the mother-of-two woke up at 5am and prepared breakfast for her family before taking the factory bus from her nearby village to work. At 7am she would be on the factory floor, making clothes until 4pm. Now, given the financial crisis the family has been plunged… Read full this story
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