State airport's employees haven't managed to reach out to the government
An influential patron from the Federal Transportation Inspection Service allowed management of the Service VS Company, which services aircrafts, to "forgive" their 200 million rubles debt to 800 employees of the Vnukovo Airport.
On 14 of April, the Q&A press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was held. Among the numerous citizens' complaints, the issue of non-payment of wages was one of the most mentioned. Due to the raised issue a lot of employees have received their long-awaited money.
For example, after management of the Ostrovnoy fish plant on the Shikotan Island had given fishing quotas to other companies, employees of the Ostrovnoy plant were left without their money. The sum of the company’s debt to its 52 employees reached 6 million rubles. After the problem had been raised during the press with the President, the plant’s management started payments, and the Governor of the Sakhalin Region publicly promised that those responsible for the case would be fired. Law enforcement authorities have already detained the former Director of the Ostrovnoy fish plant due to a criminal case, others accused of the crime are currently under investigation.
The situation with Moscow Vnukovo Airport’s personnel is much more difficult. The Service VS Company serviced aircrafts at the Vnukovo Airport under the name of Swiss company Swissport Russia. On 1 of November, 2015 the functions were transferred to the CJSC Yu-Ji-Tu handling company, which became a monopolist at the airport. Although the Service VS Company tried to optimize the transaction, both dismissed and remaining employees were left without their wages, as well as reduction allowance.
The company’s debt to its 800 employees reached more than 200 million rubles.
Left on their own devices, employees of the Service VS Company, as well as many other citizens who wanted to tell the President about their problems, prepared a video message and sent it to the message processing center.
The application was accepted, and call center representatives contacted with employees, discussing the details of live broadcast during a few days. However, the employees didn’t manage to ask the President their question, as the issue had suddenly became irrelevant., according to analysts of the call center.
But the issue was very important for hundreds of families of currently former employees of the state airport. They, like all citizens, have children, loan obligations. The last time they received their salaries was in September 2015 for an August work period.
During this period the personnel have sent dozens of complaints and appeals to the Prosecutor General’s Office, to the Moscow City Duma, to the Presidential Directorate for correspondence from citizens and organizations, to the Moscow regional Investigation Directorate on transport, to the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, The Moscow Inter-Regional Transport Investigations Directorate, to the Federal Labor and Employment Agency. The answers seem encouraging.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation
The Moscow Inter-Regional Transport Investigations Directorate
The Moscow Investigations Department for air and water areas
17, Novoryazanskaya Str.
Phone 8 (495) 539-30-11 (330)
To Chuiko N.N.
Your collective appeal on the non-payment of salaries by management of the Service VS Company, as well as inactivity of the law enforcement agencies from 03.02.2016 was considered. Please inform the other applicants about it.
Thus, on 17.12.2015 the Moscow Investigations Department for air and water areas initiated a criminal case №2/1990 on evidences of a crime provided by Art.145.1 p.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on the fact of non-payment of salaries to employees of the Service VS Company.
Moreover, you and the other applicants are recognized as injured in the criminal case by 14.01.2016.
We inform you that pretrial investigation agencies are carrying out an investigation on the criminal case and evaluation of the company’s property for its following seizure.
You have the right to appeal against the answer under the framework of the Ch.16 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, to the Head of the Moscow Investigations Department for air and water areas of the Moscow Inter-Regional Transport Investigations Directorate, to Moscow Prosecutor on the Supervision over Execution of Legislation on air and water areas (58,10 Leningradskoe r., Moscow, 129212) or to Meshanskiy regional court of Moscow (43, Kalanchevskaya str., Moscow, 129090).
Deputy Head of the Investigations Department,
The Moscow Inter-Regional Transport Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case on Art.145.1 p.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, investigations are underway. Cheated employees were recognized as injured.
Despite the criminal case is underway, management of the company feels themselves very comfortable, and the cheated personnel haven’t received their money yet.
According to the CrimeRussia, one of the owners of the Service VS Company is Chertok Dmitry Vladimirovich. Chertok Vladimir Borisovich, his father and a co-owner of the mentioned company, is the Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Transport (Rostransnadzor).
May be this is the reason why General Director of the Service VS Company Shishko Vadim Nikolaevich advised his ex-employees not to claim money, but to look for another job. As if these efforts would not bring any results. Maybe, the sluggish work of the supervisory authorities, who cheated personnel addressed to, is connected with activity (more correctly, inactivity) of the Rostransnadzor? The employees applied to the Rostransnadzor concerning this issue, and received an answer: "... the issue raised in your appeal does not fall within the Federal Service for Transport Supervision’s competence, and therefore, is not considered by the Agency in accordance with the Art. 9 -59 of the Federal Law from 02.05.2006."
On the chart: the Service VS Company
Thus, with the help of the close relative, the company decided to avoid financial responsibility to its employees.
This is why both former and remaining employees of the company cannot achieve payments of their money.
DocumentsAnswer from the Presidential Administration
Answer from the Prosecutor General’s Office
Answer from the Moscow City Duma
Answer from the Transport Prosecutor's Office
Answer from the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights
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