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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Timber Workers Protest

Russia's timber industry workers have decided to stop all shipments of timber products as of Feb. 21 to protest delays in salary payments, Interfax reported Friday.

The news agency quoted Valery Ochekurov, leader of the timber workers' union, as saying that workers "want to protest in this way the systematic delays in payment of wages, lack of payment by customers and the government's failure to grant needed credits."

Ochekurov said if wages were not paid, the union would picket the Central Bank and the Finance Ministry.