New investor pays Alchevsk steel mill’s six-week wage debt - trade union

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The new Alchevsk steel mill plant (AMK) investor has cleared the wage arrears for January and part of February, Lugansk People’s Republic Trade Unions Federation chairman Igor Ryabushkin said.

“As of now, all AMK salaries debt has been fully paid off for January and part of February. Workers have begun to pay union fees,” Ryabushkin said.

The trade union leader said he had participated in a meeting with AMK union members to discuss wage arrears and summer recreation for children of their families.

Nearly all the issues have been positively settled. The AMK administration joined the discussion over the opening of a new dining hall for personnel and an extra shuttle bus, which shows positive dynamics, he added.

The meeting also addressed several issues to “contribute to the normalization of the general business environment at the AMK, Ryabushkin said.

The LPR and DPR leaders, Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin earlier said in a joint statement that the authorities had finalized the talks with an investment group over the funding and development of metallurgical and coke plants managed by the Vneshtorgservis company.

The Donbass Republics leaders said that the “new investor had pledged to pay the outstanding wages to active Vneshtorgservis personnel within three months, and within six months to terminated personnel. *i*t

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