Employees of Metrorex, the state-controlled company that runs the Bucharest subway, were in general strike on Tuesday morning in a solidarity with employees in the public sector, who are in general strike to protest a government decision to cut salaries by 25%. The Metrorex strike ended at 12.00. Another, partial strike announced by employees of the Bucharest public transport company RATB was annulled and trams, trolleys and buses kept to schedule.
The Metrorex strike started at 4 a.m.. It was due to last 12 hours, but on Monday a decision was made to end at 12 p.m. in order to allow a humanitarian show organised by a foundation in Bucharest.
On Monday night, the Bucharest Mayor had announced that in areas served by subway lines supplementary bus lines would be introduced to cover the needs of the population.