AMUR Car Factory Workers Intend to Go on Hunger-Strike Because of Wage Arrears

17 August 2012 (16:59)

The employees of AMUR Car Factory who were made redundant after the company went into liquidation intend to go on hunger-strike on August 20, head of the initiative committee Valery Spiridonov says.

‘On August 20, 2012, an initiative group of more than 20 people intends to go on hunger-strike. Our aim is to get our wages. Some of the hunger-strikers haven’t been paid since October 2011,’ Spiridonov told UrBC.

He says the plant owes the laid-off workers about 1.5m RUR.

‘We sent requests for help t o Governor of Sverdlovsk Region Evgeny Kuivashev and Public Prosecutor of Sverdlovsk Region Sergey Okhlopkov and sent notices to Sverdlovsk Region human rights commissioner Tatiana Merzlyakova and the Plenipotentiary Representative of Russian Federation President in Ural Federal District Igor Kholmanskikh. We are waiting for their responses,’ he added.

Meanwhile, AMUR Car Factory is currently undergoing bankruptcy proceedings. The plant owes over 3bn RUR to creditors.

On June 5, 2012, the enterprise stopped working altogether.

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