Originally Posted by thiru
Someone on OCN living in Romania said the strike was a real thing, the government was reducing wages by x%. Was a week ago though. This story's old.
And to all the people living in the US, this is ROMANIA. Not everyone has cars like in the US, and a transportation strike, no matter how planned, is going to stop most from going to work, or at least give them an excuse not to.
that was me
oh and don't worry ... the problem is that too many people have cars so a lot of other people chose to travel by public transport so when public transport goes to ****, having a car is next to pointless
Originally Posted by Limes
In countries like Romania public transportation is like the only way to travel. I don't know why they can't work on it at home or carpool, but the scenario is quite different than the UK or U.S.
right ... like you would know.
most of my friends have cars and they're only teenage kids with no income... and I live in this god forsaken town at the far west of the country.
edit: more info coming soon... let me start translating a few things for u guys.
edit2: well here it is:
the capital's mayor, Oprescu declared that after the meetings with RATB syndicate leaders, 80-85% of the public transportation system will be available for the citizens.
this strike was planned for tuesday 1 june.
the syndicate president of RATB said that in the 1st of june 85% of the public transportation system will be available.
there are 11 syndicates with aprox 11.8k members at RATB out of which only 1 syndicate wants to go on strike on the 1st of june.
now, the ones on strike, they're gonna stop all activities between 4AM-4PM. and warn that if necessary they'll go on a general strike because of the decrease in salaries (25%).
all of this was for the 1st of june remember ... so this is old news.
QA department basically used this strike as a scapegoat for them being lazy or for some internal problems that they ware not expecting.Edited by Cryptedvick - 6/8/10 at 2:59pm