During the economic crisis of the thirties, the labour movement in Romania sees no better trade ahead. "If you don't have work, the prospect of hunger and vagabondism is lurching", according to their monthly Munca (Labour), September 1935. In these days, the unemployment rate was 30 percent and the working day was prolonged to 16 hours. Romania was number one in the statistics of infant mortality in Europe. In these circumstances fascism found fertile soil in Romania.