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Monday 25.06.2018 | Name days: Maiga, Milija

Kirsons avoids paying wages, instead issuing loans

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The owner of Lido Gunars Kirsons

The owner of Lido Gunars Kirsons (Gunārs Ķirsons) has paid wages to several employees in the form of issued loans, reports the channel TV3 news program.

Due to this way of payment, the sum of the unpaid salary for a one particular employee reached the extent of three thousand lats. However, when the subordinate expressed the wish to resign, the employers refused to return his record of service and other documents.

Kirsons admitted that wages were not paid, explaining this action with the poor economic situation.

Andris Azbulens (Andris Abzulēns) has worked at Lido design workshop with metal products already for 18 years. He has constructed the largest part of the metal objects that decorate the restaurant’s premises with his own hands. He has not received his salary, though. Instead, each time, strange agreements on Kirsons’ loans had to been signed. There were five such agreements during the year. «If we were paid, the contract foresees that the money has to be returned,» told the craftsman.

The State Labour Inspectorate (SLI) has not been able to help, therefore, the worker cannot be employed officially.

Nevertheless, Kirsons informed that the Lido design workshop is not doing well, but there is a hope that the orders will restart and the situation will improve. He promised that soon the documents will be returned to the employee.


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