Hemus Highway Contractor Employees Block Main Road Over Unpaid Wages
Employees of Avtomagistrali – Tcherno More, the company contractor of a section of Bulgaria's Hemus highway, have blocked the main road Sofia – Varna, Friday.
The company employees remained on the roadway for about ten minutes. Around 300 people gathered at the protest and warned that if the problem with salaries is not resolved they will protest again next week.
A total of 450 employees have gathered in front of the Regional administration in a silent protest over the unpaid salaries last week.
On Wednesday, about BGN 600 thousand have been transferred to the company's account which covered the salaries for April, Nova Tv informs. Some BGN 40,000 were allocated for the repayment of employees' bank loans, the insurances have also been partially paid, said trade union leader Gospodin Yankov. He denied that the demands of workers have any political implications.
Yankov added that the company has made a commitment to complete the construction of the Hemus highway by February 2015 however the lack of payment has impeded work. He suggested that it could all be intentionally done by someone who does not uphold the interests of the state, 24 chasa informs.
The negotiations for the outstanding payments will continue. However if they fail, workers will block the road again on Monday.
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Nothing Political about wanting to get your due pay ,
i note that the EU has said nothing about this and the question is why as it is EU money funded project perhaps
Novinite Should ask the EU for a statement about this and many other projects they are funding and where all the money has gone ?
The Employers of Bulgaria can not continue to withhold salaries they are in the EU now and it only a matter of time until a union or other body takes this to the European courts then not only will the companies have to comply but the government will have to see that they comply.