News2019.12.27 16:30

Turkish construction workers at Kaunas stadium protest unpaid wages

BNS 2019.12.27 16:30

Turkish workers constructing a stadium in Kaunas, Lithuania's second-biggest city, have gone on strike, saying they have not been paid for over six months, reports.

Over 50 workers with posters gathered at the construction site of Darius and Girėnas Stadium on Friday morning.

The workers say that Kayi Construction, the Turkish construction contractor, has not paid their full wages for over six months.

According to the workers, they had to survive on 500-euro advances on their 2,000-euro monthly pay and the company now owes each of them between 8,000 and 12,000 euros.

Five workers of Kayi Construction went on a hunger strike in early December. The company paid them overdue wages and they returned to Turkey, according to

Alper Dedeoglu, a deputy project manager at Kayi Construction, said it was a temporary problem and that the workers' wages were overdue for only slightly more than a month.

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