On May 25, 2009 in the city of Raca, near Kragujevac in Serbia, a new wave of protests has been unleashed by workers of the Zastava Elektro factory. The factory produces electrical goods and is the only remaining enterprise in Raca that continues to function to this day. The workers began their protests with marches and more recently by seizing the municipal council building. For the last few days, the workers have been standing guard occupying the council building in shifts.
We talk to Milan Sreckovic, a Zastava Elektro worker and Freedom Fight activist, who explains the situation in his own words:
“Zastava Elektro was privatized in 2006 and handed over to a consortium of private stakeholders headed by Ranko Dejanovic, the husband of the current president of the Serbian Parliament Slavica Djukic Dejanovic and a one-time founder of JUL’s Raca chapter.*
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