Six construction workers at Vostochny’s lead contractor announced a hunger strike starting Friday over wages unpaid since April, the Vostokmedia news website reported Friday.
There were originally 15 construction workers planning to forego food until their arrears were paid, one of the SDS-733 directors told Vostokmedia.
She said a senior GVSU No.6 official met with the SDS-733 workers to promise to provide a debt repayment schedule.
“He announced that the company is unable to fulfill our requirements,” said Irina Zinatova, head of the SDS-733’s road and construction lab.
According to Vostokmedia, GVSU No.6 previously planned to settle its debts by early September from asset sell-offs but missed the deadline. The contractor was placed under a bankruptcy monitoring procedure in June.
It reportedly owes its workers 271 million rubles ($4.7 million), 168 million rubles ($2.9 million) of which it owes to workers in the Khabarovsky region where SDS-733 workers are based.