Workers demand pay for nuclear dismantlement

Publish date: October 20, 2003

The workers of the Polyarny shipyard in the Murmansk region approached their management with a written protest against not being paid for dismantling nuclear submarines, reported.

In their formal warning promising to suspend works, 47 employees at Polyarny decided to exercise their right to be paid for work provided in the Russian labour code. The workers demanded that their management to solve the pay problem at the plant, where the workers are still fulfilling their responsibilities according to schedule. Meanwhile, the monthly $120 the workers receive is just above the living minimum specified per capita for the population of the Murmansk region, said.

This is not the first protest of Polyarny’s employees. On April 11th, 2001, 72 workers ceased work, complaining about low wages and payment delays. This week, however, the management ignored the protest and did not speak openly to the workers, but managed to convince them to resume work on the same day, reported.