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Union protest blocks Bucharest subway, causing major transport disruption

Transport in the Romanian capital of Bucharest was disrupted on Friday when protesting subway workers occupied tracks, blocking trains from running and disrupting public transport in the Romanian capital, according to Reuters.

Trade union members staged the protest over a conflict with the management of Bucharest subway company Metrorex, which said on Thursday it would shut down underground commercial spaces which it said were a fire hazard.

Most of the spaces are run by subway trade union members.

“Although unionists implied they have a list of demands, repeated invitations to meet with the company’s management were completely ignored during the night,” Metrorex said in a statement.

The subway underpins public transport in the Romanian capital, helping to ease the heavy traffic in the city of more than 2.5 million, which is currently struggling to contain a fresh wave of coronavirus infections.