Prosecutors initiate case for non-payment of over 8.8 million rubles to Moscow Metro

Prosecutors initiate case for non-payment of over 8.8 million rubles to Moscow Metro
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37 migrant workers filed a complaint to the Moscow Inter-District Public Prosecutor’s Office; they have not received salary since October 2016.

The criminal case was opened for not paying Moscow Metro builders their salary, according to Moscow Prosecutor's Office.

The 37 workers worked on renovating the Park Pobedi Moscow Metro Station, according to the Prosecutor’s Office. They did not receive salary since October 1, 2016. The employer owes them more than 8.8 million rubles.

In the meantime, the total of 74 people fell victim, according to the Rabochaya Assotsiatsiya (Labour Assosiation) Trans-Regional Labor Union.

All the victims are employed by the SMU-77 Construction Company. The Simonovsky District Inter-District Public Prosecutor’s Office checked whether the company complied with the salary laws and passed the inspection results to the investigators.

The Investigation Department of the Investigative Department of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case for breaking the article 145.1, part 2 (A full non-payment within more than  two months of salaries, owing  to mercenary or other personal interest) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

The Office supervises the investigation, the supervisory agency pointed out.

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