Hemus Highway Stretch Contractor Stages Protest over Delayed Salaries
Employees of the construction company Avtomagistrali – Tcherno More in Bulgaria's Shumen are preparing to stage a protest over unpaid wages.
Workers have not been paid salaries for April and May 2014, the chairman of the trade union committee of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) in the company Gospodin Yankov told Investor.bg.
According to Yankov, the company faces financial difficulties due to delayed payments by the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA).
As of June 27 the amount of the unpaid salaries reached nearly BGN 12M, although construction work is done on schedule, said Yankov.
"Our protest will be peaceful, but if no measures are taken for the payment of the wages, we will turn to civil disobedience by blocking state institutions and key roads in the country," Yankov claimed.
Avtomagistrali – Tcherno More company is a contractor on a stretch of the Hemus highway and employs 670 people, 450 of whom are members of the trade union at CITUB.
The trade union committee of CITUB has written a letter requesting payment of salaries, addressed to Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, Minister of Regional Development Desislava Terzieva governor of Shumen Ventsislav Venkov and Chairman of the Board of RIA Stefan Chaikov, Investor.bg reports.
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THIS IS WHY THE EU NEEDS TO OVERSEE EVERY TRANSACTION IN BULGARIA .
Where has the EU money gone ? There is no excuse from any concerned group ,from the BG government to the contractors for not paying salaries to the workers .
The owner of this company has made a lot of money from the INTEREST on this money and should be made pay the workers their wages WITH INTEREST for money they have lost and also they are or should be compensated for the STRESS and family problems that not getting paid has caused them the union should take this company to the EUROPEAN COURT not a Bulgarian court for independent a decision after all it is EU money and Bulgaria and the companies in Bulgaria NOW COME UNDER EU LAWS AND REGULATIONS it is time that those who own companies in Bulgaria UNDERSTOOD this and until they are made to understand what it means and what it could cost them if they fail to abide by these rules they will carry on in the OLD ways.