A union leader in Serbia used a hacksaw to cut off his pinky finger and then ate it as a protest over unpaid wages. Zoran Bulatovic said "It hurt like hell."
Bulatovic said "We, the workers have nothing to eat, we had to seek some sort of alternative food and I gave them an example." He took the action after a co-worker said she would cut off her finger but he "could not allow her to do that".
Some of the workers at Raska Holding textile factory in Novi Pazar have not been paid in years. Bulatovic says his comrades will postpone more planned mutilations until talks have been held with government officials this Tuesday.