Caspian Shipyard Company’s Strikers Admit Company’s Proposals
Azerbaijan, Baku, 19 June / Trend corr E. Ismayiov/ "After a strike which took place at Caspian Shipyard Company (CSC) a week ago, on 19 June administration of the company proposed to increase the wages of local workers by 6%," a striker who preferred his name to be kept anonymous said to Trend in a telephonic conversation on 19 June.
"Previously, besides for wages, we used to receive about AZN 65 for 'bread' [for food], and now the sum has been added to wages [previous] and the total sum has been increased by 6%. Previously, minimal wages at the enterprise comprised about $200, but now it is $300," striker said.
Strikers agreed to admit the proposals of CSC, but only if wages are gradually improved, given inflation.
The Caspian Shipyard Company's official was unavailable for immediate interview.
About 700 strikers demanded to increase their wages to AZN 500-1,000 from the current AZN 200 (roughly), to normalize the working schedule.
The strikers, who are Azerbaijani employees of the CSC, said that the monthly salary of expats in the JV, whose number is about 300 people, is at least $1,200.
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