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Russia: Aviastar-SP cuts wages?

The aircraft manufacturer, in the sights of the authorities, denies. Employees in turmoil

The Russian aircraft manufacturer Aviastar-SP is in the crosshairs of the investigating authorities after a series of declarations released on the web and to the national press by its employees, who complain of an upcoming salary cut (apparently up to 50%) in the Ulyanovsk plant, "announced" to them by management. To this media "tam-tam" Aviastar-SP replied that so far wages have been paid regularly and in full, but that in accordance with current regulations, the industry intends to review the wage system starting from next July 1st, adjusting wages of the main production workers increased, and the maximum monthly bonus from 40 to 110%, depending on the volume of work.

The fear of employees is that the new system will favor the payroll of a few, bringing a heavy reduction in the wages of the majority, also considering the decrease in the demand for planes caused by the air transport crisis due to the pandemic. Inspectors would then go to the plant to check if a violation of workers' rights is envisaged. Aviastar-SP in the Ulyanovsk factory (it seems the largest in the world in terms of aircraft production), produces the Antonov An-124 Ruslan cargo planes, the Ilyushin Il-76MD/90A medium transport civilian aircraft, and excluding Tu- 214, the entire Tupolev Tu-204 family.

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