Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    23 / 10 ℃  City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>World

Disgruntled workers block shipping on Danube in Serbia

(Xinhua)

10:33, April 12, 2012

BELGRADE, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Shipping traffic on the Danube River, downstream from the Serbian city of Novi Sad, was blocked Wednesday by disgruntled workers who have not received their salaries for six months.

Some 470 workers from a private company linked a number of barges to prevent river boats from safely navigating through a section of the waterway, Serbian news agency Tanjug said.

The blockade was reported to the port captain, who shut down the Danube-Tisa-Danube section of the waterway citing safety reasons.

The company they work for controls previously state-run enterprises responsible for shipping and river maintenance.

Jozef Pap, a representative of the workers, said they had tried to alert government agencies of the financial problems faced by the company, but to no avail.

The Danube forms the longest stretch of the Rhine-Main-Danube Waterway which spans continental Europe and links the North Sea in the west to the Black Sea. The entire inland waterway is 3,500 km long.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:雪萌)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Memorial rites honoring Genghis Khan held in China's Inner Mongolia

  2. Jews swarm Dead Sea during Passover holiday

  3. Beautiful rape flowers in Shaanxi' Mian county

  4. Female police officers on Tibetan Plateau

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. China's state-owned firms not 'non-market' entity
  2. China should be patient during peaceful rise
  3. Respond calmly to 'China threat theory'
  4. Why are Chinese goods more cheap abroad?
  5. Hold mainstream of China-ASEAN relations
  6. Asia-Pacific countries should promote free trade
  7. Anelka cannot save Chinese football
  8. Quick stop to good progress in N.Korea
  9. EU urged to do Chinese companies justice
  10. A hard-earned, favorable turn for Syria issue

What's happening in China

Fake monks bring bad karma

  1. Migrant youths outnumber locals
  2. Probe finds pesticides in tea products
  3. Target met in going green with rubbish
  4. Colorectal is focus as cancer rises in city
  5. CNR reports 55 pct rise in profits

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai