Serbian Fiat Worker Vandalizes 500Ls

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Yesterday, we showed you a video of how Fiat 500Ls were rolling off a cargo boat as they made their arrival in America. Happy days for Fiat, right? Not really, at least not for the employees.
According to reports from the Croatian media, at least one employee working on Fiat's Kragujevac assembly line was involved in an act of vandalism involving 31 unassembled Fiat 500L shells.

He used a screwdriver to scratch profanities aimed at the management of the plant, voicing his anger over long hours and working conditions.

"It is believed that a single man damaged the cars because the message's handwriting is the same. This is probably due to tough conditions under which the workers operate, the younger ones can bear it but it is very difficult  for the older ones," said oran Mihajlovic, the president of Fiat Automobili Srbija's trade union, in an interview for Croatian newspaper Istinito.

"They work in three shifts, under great pressure from management, and the average monthly wage is 34,000 dinars [about $400])," Mihajlovic continued.
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