Strikers blocked nuclear submarine

On February 11 the workers received additional support from the local trade union, which presented an ultimatum towards the administration of the Yard, demanding 4 billion roubles for repair works carried out on the submarine. Otherwise, the sub was not to leave the yard.

The action brought results: On February 20 the 12 billion roubles wage debt was paid to the yard by the Navy. According to the press-center of the Northern Fleet, the situation at the plant has stabilised.

A similar action was carried through at the same yard in December 1995. On that occasion too, a repaired nuclear submarine was blocked from leaving the yard until overdue salaries was paid out.


Press-center of the Northern Fleet, chief officer Yaroslav Kal’yanov, February 1997.
"Polyarnaya Pravda", 14.02.97.