• Nairit plant employees to hold series of protests

    Kamq (Willpower) civil initiative has tried to contact Yervand Zakharyan, the newly appointed Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, to discuss the fate of Nairit chemical plant but to no avail. The initiative has not received any response from the Ministry.

    “I am for the settlement of the problem through dialogue, but if they do not want to settle the problem in that way, as they say, the fault lies with them,” said Artashes Avetisyan, Founder of the civil imitative.

    Employees of the factory suggest forming a group that will present their interests to the relevant bodies. “They demand to provide employees with jobs, pay accrued salaries, and fix a schedule for payments,” said Artashes Avetistyan.

    He added that the employees are going to hold spontaneous protests and demos until the problem is resolved.

    Speaking about the new government, Mr Avetisyan compared it with castling [a move in chess where two pieces, the king and rook, move at the same time].

    “What did the so-called king do to reinforce his position? He simply replaced the ministers with more affluent people, i.e. these positions were sold at good prices but not for the benefit of the public but to fill their pockets. In short, they wanted the best, but it turned out like always,” he said.

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