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Russian Hunger Strikers Demand Overdue Salaries, Severance

KURGAN, Russia -- Workers at RegionAvtoTrans-Kurgan in the Russian city of Kurgan have resumed a hunger strike after the transport company's management reportedly failed to make good on a pledge to catch up on overdue payments, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Twenty-eight hunger strikers are demanding what they claim are overdue salaries and severance payments.

They'd suspended their action soon after its launch on August 7 in conjunction with a promise of payment by company executives.

The hunger strikers say they will continue their protest until all the debts are paid.