Romania’s Dacia – a Renault Logan lead plant – is reportedly eyeing options to reduce its labour costs in the face of curtailed demand for its products.

It has said it will decide early in December whether to dismiss some 600 fixed-term employees.

The company now employs a total of 14,700 people.

However, cuts could go further according to reports in the Romanian press.

Some 3,000 fixed-term employees could be vulnerable to not having their contracts renewed if demand stays depressed over a long period.

Dacia halted vehicle production from November 20 to December 7 after stopping production for two days in October and for two days in November.