Lithuania - Workers on strike because of unpaid wages - January 31, 2020

Turkish workers building a stadium in Kaunas are on hunger strike over unpaid wages. According to the Kaunas municipality, the contractor might be fined if the construction work falls behind schedule because of the strike. The local authorities do not rule out cancelling the contract with the Turkish company in the worst-case scenario. The May 1 Trade Union says the 53 workers currently on hunger strike outside the Kaunas municipality building intend to continue their protest until all their arrears are paid.

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