Harghita Labour Inspectorate has fined the bakery from Ditrau with RON 10,000 (approximately EUR 2,093) and has also determined the employer had committed four irregularities. However, they are not too serious and the inquiry is not over yet.
As for the two Sri Lankan workers employed at Ditrau, contested by the locals, they are legally hired and there are no problems whatsoever.
Hundreds of villagers of Ditrau commune in Harghita county, Romania, staged protests last week because a bread factory in the locality had hired two employees from Sri Lank. The locals said they fear ‘a wave of refugees might come in their commune to impose their culture and jeopardize the safety of the villagers.’
Moreover, the members of the community created a Facebook group,”Migráns mentes ditrot akarunk” (We want Ditrău without migrants), whit some posts against the two Sri Lankan being already posted.
The whole case stirred a fierce row in the public opinion.
On the other hand, the owners of the bread factory have pressed charges to the Police in Gheorghieni for threat, incitement to hatred or discrimination and public nuisance.
Police representatives refused to say if the complaint is targeting certain people, arguing it’s on ongoing investigation and no further information can be released yet.