03.03.14
Workers at Russian Auto Supplier Strike Over Wage Arrears

(c) RIA Novosti. Mikhail Fomichev http://en.ria.ru/business/20140301/187970791/Workers-at-Russian-Auto-Supplier-Strike-Over-Wage-Arrears.htmlWorkers have gone on strike over unpaid wages at a factory that produces equipment for Russia’s largest automaker, the head of factory’s labor union told RIA Novosti on Friday.

Pyotr Zolotarev said that more than 50 workers had left their posts at the Volzhsky Machine Building Plant, where they had not been paid for two months.

The Interregional Union of Workers Association said it had filed a legal notice with the district prosecutor, accusing the company of owing nearly $2 million in wages to employees.

The association attacked the factory’s management as irresponsible in a statement on its website and said that many more workers were prepared to join the strike Monday if the situation remained unresolved.

The company, which produces robots and metal-working equipment for auto assembly lines, employs more than 3,000 workers at its factory adjacent to the country’s largest automaker AvtoVAZ, according to its website.

Source: RIA Novosti

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