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Siberian Mill Workers Protest Unpaid Wages

IRKUTSK, Russia – Some 48 workers at the Baikal paper mill in Russia's Irkutsk Oblast are on hunger strike to protest against their unpaid salaries, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Anton Zavalkovsky, the mill's director, announced early last month that the plant's management will do everything it can to meet the workers' needs.

Irkutsk union leaders say the company currently owes its employees more than 100 million rubles ($3.2 million).

Employees in many parts of Russia have protested unpaid wages in a series of hunger strikes and work stoppages in recent months.