The vice president of the union in the Dina Petrokemija petrochemical company, Predrag Mihaljevic, said on Friday he was told in the afternoon that the potential investor in Dina, the Turkish company Caliskan, had signed the documents regulating the payment of a EUR 5 million Croatian government guarantee to Caliskan from which salaries would be paid to the workers of Dina and the petrochemical company of which it is part, Dioki.
Mihaljevic said the information he received was unofficial and that it should be officially confirmed by the Finance Ministry and Dioki, which allegedly received the documents.
Dina workers, disgruntled with not receiving several monthly salaries, staged a rally yesterday to warn about the dire situation in the company and the financial and psychological problems of the workers who are taking care of its plants, which contain tonnes of potentially dangerous chemicals.
Dioki's supervisory board on Tuesday gave its consent to a letter of intent for the sale of its daughter company Adriaoil to Caliskan, which is one of the terms for paying the EUR 5 million Croatian government guarantee to the Turkish company.
According to Novi List daily's portal, Finance Minister Slavko Linic has said that unless the government receives from Dioki by the end of today any information about the sale of Dina, the tax office will file a bankruptcy petition for Dioki and Dina on Monday.
"Linic has explained that the government's goal is to ensure the payment of six salaries to the workers which, without an investor, is possible only by filing for bankruptcy," the portal said.