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5 Apr 2016

Builing and Wood Worker's International (BWI)

Russia: Workers of 2018 World Cup construction site protest over unpaid wages & absence of employment contracts

"Strike at the 2018 World Cup “Luzhniki” Stadium in Moscow", 10 March 2016

On March 2, construction workers working in the reconstruction of "Luzhniki" Stadium in Moscow, started a strike due to unpaid wages and absence of employment contracts. According to press reports, work on the stadium site basically shut down as workers complained about not receiving their wages for two months. In addition, the workers were virtually working illegally as they were not granted employment contracts for one and a half years.