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Workers of the foil-rolling floor of CJSC "RusAl Armenal" are going to send a letter to President Serzh Sargsyan with a complaint about breaking of their labour rights, a lawyer, director of the judicial company "Lev group", Levon Bagdasaryan, said at today's press-conference.
He said that more than 100 workers of the foil-rolling floor signed under the letter. They are been working in an extremely hard and dangerous conditions for their health and require dirt money, which the leadership of the company do not pay them. Moreover, they have been threatening by mass dismissal if the
workers do not stop complaining. As for the workers, they are not going to hold a strike, but are ready "to fight for their rights to a finish", Bagdasaryan said. He also added that it is already for 18 months that the workers are at law with the leadership of the company and the case is still underway. He said that workers of a similar floor of "RusAl" get dirt money in Russia, but do not get in Armenia. According to the law, workers of the foil-rolling floor become pensioners earlier than other workers. They also pass medical examination every year as they are working in harmful conditions. The average monthly salary of a worker at "Armenal" is 150thsd drams ($366).
As press-secretary of "RusAl Armenal" Aleksandr Melkumyan told journalists today, according to the legislation, the foil-rolling floor is not harmful. For this reason, no dirt money is foreseen for its workers. Moreover, Bagdasaryan is wrong saying that the workers of the foil-rolling floor of "RusAl" get dirt money, as they do not get such money either, he said. As for an obligatory medical examination, all the workers of "Armenal" pass medical examination without exclusion. Melkumyan also added that only the workers which are working at the hot shop - casting and rolling shop, get dirt money.