Employees of "Nairit" chemical plant believe the two-day sit-in they held in front of the RA government building last week can't have been in vain, and they might receive a clear answer about when their back wages would be paid during the meeting with the RA Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan scheduled for May 25. Note, employees are owed up to 24 months in salaries.
A number of workers of the largest chemical factory in Armenia gathered once again near the Residence of the RA President on Tuesday, May 19. The protesters demand their back wages be paid in the next few months since it has been officially announced that the pledge on the plant's property has been released, and it can now be sold, "Nairit" former spokesperson Anush Harutyunyan said in an interview with Epress.am.
The protesters, according to Harutyunyan, do not intend to appeal to the prosecutor's office concerning the iniquities committed by the management of the plant: they are waiting for the payment of their salaries, after which there will be no levers of pressure on them. The former spokesperson said that if they now turn to the prosecutor, [the management] might start blackmailing them and defer the payment of the back wages for an indefinite period.