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Workers' Lobvinskogo chemical plant continue hunger strike

May 4 2008

20 workers' Lobvinskogo biochemical plant "the seventh day continues hunger strike that began April 28. As the chairman of the trade union enterprises Andrew Abuzyarov, health protesters Protestants deteriorating, in particular, people have noted dizziness, low blood pressure.

"However, no action by the administration of the company over the weekend to address hunger have been reported," - he said. "We hope that today will change something. People are ready for constructive dialogue", - said A. Abuzyarov.

As previously reported, April 28, about 20 workers Lobvinskogo biohimzavoda began a hunger strike to demand payment of wage arrears. The company's employees require the owner of full repayment of wage arrears, payment of current salary (as a whole - about 19 million rubles), save jobs and businesses in general. Workers' demands on wages and compensation for its delay in 2007-2008 have not been satisfied, so they had to start a hunger strike.

In total the company employs 514 people, average wages of employees of the plant is 7-8 thousand rubles, the average debt per employee - nearly 30 thousand rubles. The enterprise has created a committee on finance, which will deal with the scheduling of debt repayment.

Regional Industry and Energy Ministry has committed itself to monitor the implementation of products Lobvinskogo biochemical plant, due to receipt of funds from sales will be paid salary. However, according to May 1, none of the protesters have not received salaries for February 2008, the payments which the company began with the environment. Meanwhile, we discuss the possible preservation of the plant from May 1, the agency " Interfax ".

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