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29 Sep 2020

Albanian Daily News

Albania: Oil workers owed 5.7 million euros in unpaid salaries

Euro 5.7 mln of liabilities to oil workers, 19 September 2020

The operators of Albania's oil refiner ARMO have created a debt from unpaid salaries to oil workers amounting to Euro 5.7 million only during the six-month period from August 2015 to January 2016, Klan TV reported on Friday, citing data from a report of the Ministry of Energy.

According to the report, in this period there were 1,170 employees in the payroll of the Ballsh and Fier oil plants, whose employment contract was concluded with ARMO...

"...ARMO sh.a. has the obligation to pay salaries, energy, water and taxes related to the property it owns," according to the report. A good part of the workers have not yet received the salaries of this period, there are 505 court decisions waiting the execution of this fund.

The workers also claim the unpaid wages from the company IRTC Oil that operated the Ballsh oil plant until the end of 2017. The company failed to pay 5 months of salaries.