Former and current employees of "Nairit" chemical plant will receive their overdue wages (up to 24 months) within three days if they sign an agreement renouncing their claim to penalty wages, Ruben Saghatelyan, Director General of “Nairit,” said on Tuesday, July 14, during a meeting with a working group comprised of company employees.
Anush Harutyunyan, former spokesperson of "Nairit," recounted the meeting to Epress.am. According to RA Labor Code “Nairit” employees, as stated by Harutyunyan, would receive almost double the employees' unpaid wages if they went to court.
“In the event we go to court, they will have to pay USD 30 million, and not [USD] 15 million. However, the state cannot afford that amount of money, and “Nairit” would actually go bankrupt. We’ve tried to avoid going to court until now, so we agree with the condition of only receiving our salaries. Of course, that’s an individual decision; there might be people who refuse to sign [the agreement] and decide to go to court. But we as a working group agree to sign an agreement renouncing our claim to penalties,” Harutyunyan said.
Agreement forms will be handed out to “Nairit” employees on Wednesday, July 15.