Hundreds of Yerevan markets employees stage protest
The employees of Yerevan's merchandise markets held a protest in front of the building of the Armenian government, 1in.am news agency reported Sept. 23.
They are protesting against the "law on circulation", which they claim directly applies to them.
An employee of one of the markets said they demand solving the problem related to this law.
"One percent of benefit is due to us, according to this law," he said. "We demand to abolish this law, as we have no benefits."
"The government does not give us the opportunity to work, and now it is suppressing us. When I ask someone to bring in goods, and it is not sold, I return it, then the tax administration comes, sees that there is nothing, and fines me, is that fair?," the market's employee said.
Under the new law, the merchandise markets will be required to submit an invoice, which is unprofitable for the markets' employees, as they claim.
Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan listened to the protesters claims, and then invited three representatives from each of the markets to a meeting.
The employees of markets hope that a solution will be found to their demands following the meetings.