Romania was used as a ‘guinea pig’ by foreign investors with the support of lenders, as a test case in the EU to weaken workers’ rights to bargain for higher salaries, details academic research.
“We are paid as if we were a country of unqualified workers”. Union leaders and labour rights experts reveal, in figures, the catastrophic consequences of the laws that have turned Romania into the country of the working poor.
Romania’s parents are leaving to work abroad in the absence of a living wage at home, and children are paying the price.
Economic migrant families from Romania have been struggling for their dignity in the absence of sustainable local employment and wages adapted to reality. They’ve paid for decent earnings with toil, painkillers, anxiety and emotional phone calls across Europe. But worst of all, with tears of the nation’s children.