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Workers Wgasa protesting against the preservation of the plant

29 August 2013
Workers Wgasa protesting against the preservation of the plant

Employees of the Volgograd aluminum factory rally

against liquidation of the enterprise. The protest was attended by about

500 people from 3,200 employees of the plant.

To maintain the preservation process (recall that, according to Russian

Media reports, recently, the plant’s owner, Oleg Deripaska — the decision was made

the closure of local production) at the plant will work about 10% of the current

the number of personnel.

Earlier it was reported that the above mentioned company,

producing aluminum, in recent months, constantly incurs losses under

the influence of two factors: lower prices for winged metal in the world markets and

increasing the cost for electricity. In mind features

the technological cycle on VGATE — commented the representatives of «RUSAL» —

the price of electricity is 40% of the cost of produce here

products.

According to Igor Knyazev, the organiser of this protest

at the moment the company has already disabled 99 of 414 cells, and this

a quarter of all production capacity. Until the end of October of this year it is planned

completely stop the production process. The story with the «temporary» stop

manufacturing has far-reaching consequences: experts believe that in

the future will be to build a new plant for the production of aluminium than

start canned What.

29 August 2013
9 September 2013