Hemus Highway Construction Workers to Stage Protest Over Unpaid Wages

Business | July 4, 2014, Friday // 14:31
Bulgaria: Hemus Highway Construction Workers to Stage Protest Over Unpaid Wages Employees of the construction company Avtomagistrali-Tcherno more threaten to stage protests and block the Hemus highway. Photo by bnr.bg.

Employees of Bulgaria's Avtomagistrali-Tcherno More construction company will stage a peaceful protest on Monday due to unpaid salaries.

The unpaid wages for April and May come up to BGN 1.3M and according to Petya Stoyanova, deputy head of the company, the payment is delayed by the Road Infrastructure Agency. As of June 27 the total sum due is about BGN 12M, although construction work is done on schedule.

A total of 450 employees will gather in front of the Regional administration in a silent protest on Monday. Workers threaten to block traffic on Hemus highway as well.

As of July 4, the protesters demand the resignation of the head of the Road Infrastructure Agency Stefan Chaykov, Nova Tv reports.

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 the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB).

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Tags: Avtomagistrali-Tcherno more, protest, Road Infrastructure Agency, Hemus Highway, Stefan Chaykov
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