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SOCHI, January 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Back wages amounting to 2 million rubles, which the contractor companies still owe to workers at the Sochi Olympic sites, will be paid off before Tuesday, January 14, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Friday.
He chaired a conference on the rights of workers engaged in the construction of Olympic sites.
“Of the hundreds of billions of rubles of the construction workers’ wage fund, back wages that are still outstanding today total some 2 million rubles ($60,092) and I’m sure they’ll be paid off prior to January 14,” Kozak said.
“We’ll continue supervising the situation until all the /construction/ works are over and all the payments are made in line with the schedules of work-shift duty tours,” he said.
Of the total workforce of 80,000 workers who arrived in Sochi from other parts of Russia, the majority has returned home and about 30,000 visiting staff members of companies and organizations are staying back as provisional personnel for operating sports facilities and the infrastructure.
“The specialists who’ve stayed back also need support from the state,” Kozak said. “It’s important to pay wages to them and to make sure that their accommodations have proper sanitary conditions and equipment.