Thousands of public servants across Romania were on Japanese strike on Tuesday and threatened a warning srike, then a general strike unless their claims for salary boosts were satisfied by the government. Protests affected many cities in Transylvania but also Constanta, the Black Sea port.

Trade union officials said groups of protesters from Transylvania were preparing to travel to Bucharest to demonstrate before the Interior and Administration Ministry, to make their claims for higher salaries better heard.

According to one trade union leader in the city of Cluj, the public servants were prepared to organize a 2-hour warning strike on November 13, to be followed by a general strike unless their claims are answered by the time.

The Japanese strike means protesters continue work but wear special signs in support of their claims.