Serbia -Serbian workers exploited in Sochi -March 03, 2014

Serbia -Serbian workers exploited in Sochi

Workers from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have massively fallen victim to job scams in Sochi. NGO Astra reports that an estimated 500 Serbians worked in Russia in the preparations for the Olympic Games, many of whom did so under dire circumstances. The NGO has received over twenty reports of workers who had not received the salaries they were promised or were even deported after work permits turned out to have been false.

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