22 May 2019, Wednesday, 1:05
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Strike at plant in Maladzechna

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Workers refused to work at the metalwork plant in Maladzechna.

Employees of the metalwork plant in Maladzechna refused to start work On June 8. They wanted the wage debt to be paid off.

The plant has a staff of 1130. Workers have no money to pay their utility bills, Nasha Niva reports.

Workers recorded a meeting with managers.

“There are no prospects,” the managers said honestly at the meeting. “Russia doesn't want to buy our products. Spend the money you will receive on food,” they advised.

“Each of you must work properly,” managers said. The words raised a laugh among workers.

“If you don't start working right now, you won't get wages at all,” the managers warned.

They hope the construction of Slavkali mines will improve the situation. Many projects were frozen due to the fall of the Russian ruble as a result of sanctions for Russia's aggression in Ukraine.

“People cannot buy even bread! We have been living so for the last six months. Try to understand us,” an old worker said.

The managers promised to pay a part of the debt by the end of the week.