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About a thousand workers of CJSC "Nairit Plant" on 10 July participated in the march to the government building and the ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of RA in order to hand in Prime Minister of RA H.Abramyan and minister E.Zakharyan a letter with demand to pay salary debts and to clarify the further fate of "Nairit" plant. The procession was held under the slogans "We demand to pay salary debts", "We demand the restoration of activities of the plant", "Nairit is a pledge of economic development of the country," "We believe in common sense of the leaders."
The march was organized by the trade union committee of the plant. The trade union activists with the trade union committee chairman of CJSC “Nairit Plant”, Deputy chairman of Republican Branch Union of trade union organization of industry workers of RA G.Tadevosyan were heading the columns of the march. In a letter handed in to the Prime Minister it was noted that as at 11 June 2014 the number of employees of the factory is 2292 men, 1263 of them are in enforced truancy, 803 are permanent employees (providing enterprise security, current repairs, administration), 126 employees are on maternity leave. Since April 2010 due to the unprofessional management, accumulation of salary debts the factory is in downtime. However, according to the experts, in case of providing financial investment and professional management of engineering and technical personnel, the plant can operate at a profit.
In order to avoid a social explosion the trade union committee on behalf of the factory workers asked the Prime Minister to visit the plant until the end of July. In a letter addressed to Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of RA the factory workers asked to give instructions to the relevant authorities to draw up a clear timetable for salary debts payment. Up today, unpaid wages make up an amount equivalent to 13 million US dollars for 16 months.
Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources met workers of CJSC "Nairit Plant". E. Zakharyan told the gathered workers that the government is aware of the situation complexity, but has no opportunity to resolve the problem. He promised before 15 September to report about the ultimate fate of the plant. The Prime Minister met a group of workers headed by the chairman of the trade union committee G.Tadevosyan and the chairman of the Republican Branch Union of trade union organizations of industry workers of RA H.Danilyan and promised to ensure the payment of one month’s salary in the coming week and to receive the delegation of factory workers again in August.