Cashflow Problems in Tajik South

Companies in southern Tajikistan are reeling from the effects of financial crisis, which have left them unable to pay their employees.

Cashflow Problems in Tajik South

Companies in southern Tajikistan are reeling from the effects of financial crisis, which have left them unable to pay their employees.

Tuesday, 22 September, 2009

Reporter Jamoliddin Saifiddinov discovered that the total debt in unpaid wages has reached 2.5 million US dollars in Khatlon region. Lawyers say employers could be held to be in breach of the law by not paying their staff as they are contractually required to do. The prosecution service has already filed charges against the managers of a number of large farms. Reporter Jamoliddin Saifiddinov discovered that the total debt in unpaid wages has reached 2.5 million US dollars in Khatlon region.



Lawyers say employers could be held to be in breach of the law by not paying their staff as they are contractually required to do. The prosecution service has already filed charges against the managers of a number of large farms.



Other firms are dealing with the crisis by laying off staff.



A major plant making transformers in Khatlon has sent 45 workers – a third of its labour force - on unpaid leave. It is experiencing major revenue shortfalls because the state electricity company Barqi Tojik has failed to pay for equipment supplied to it.



Meanwhile, female workers on several farms in Rumi are refusing to go out into the cotton fields because they have not been paid for months.


 

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