SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Nearly 1,000 workers at Bulgaria's largest steel-maker, Kremikovtzi, are rallying in the capital to protest delayed paychecks and demand that the government find a new owner for the factory.
Workers blocked major intersections in Sofia on Wednesday, causing huge traffic jams.
The Kremikovtzi steel mill once produced nearly 10 percent of Bulgaria's total exports, but it was declared insolvent last year. The government says it will support any investor who agrees to reduce emissions and pay off debts to state companies.
But workers accuse the government of ignoring their plight. The mill provides jobs for more than 5,000 people and its future is politically sensitive going into the general elections this summer.