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Hunger strike continues in Primorye Russian tungsten

June 19 2008

Stabilized rapidly deteriorating state of health on the eve of the three hunger strikers at the seaside mining company, a branch of "Russian tungsten", which began on June 16 because of wage arrears, said on Thursday the representative trade union of the enterprise.

Hunger strike in the village Svetlogorye Pozharsky district on June 16 started 17 workers seaside mining enterprise of "Russian tungsten". Now the protests have involved 23 people, 16 of them - were women. Salaries at the plant shall not be issued for three months. Hospitalized on June 17 in the evening with a diagnosis of "hypertensive crisis" work, Vladimir Mashkov remains in the hospital settlement Luchegorsk. Doctors say his condition has improved, but it still must remain under medical supervision.

Two other participants on hunger strike on the eve of the state of which deteriorated, doctors made medical injections, now women feel better. All participants in the hunger strike weakened. On Wednesday, with the hunger strikers, met the governor of Primorye Territory Sergey Darkin. He was instructed to prepare and submit to the court writs for criminal liability company.

Also, according to the press service of regional administration, the governor ordered to provide financial assistance to workers OOO "Russian tungsten" and provide for their children free tickets to teen health centers province. Interdistrict Investigation Department Prosecutor's Office in the Primorsky Territory continues to pre-investigation checks on the fact of nonpayment of wages.

Established that the salary arrears to 272 employees affiliate company "Russian tungsten" for March and April of this year as of May 27 was 2.71 million rubles. In the period from March 2008 to the present position of director of branch alternately substituted three people living in Moscow, RIA News .

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