Brest: strike at "Compo"
In the morning of 8 February workers of
the mechanical workshop of the machine-building enterprise "Compo"
refused to start working.
The reason for the preventive strike was that in January the administration refused to pay wage bonuses to them. As a result, the turners and milling machine operators, who weren't satisfied with their wages (2-3 million rubles, $230-345) decided to strike.
The head of "Compo" Mikhail Belavusau met with the workers and explained it by the fact that the enterprise, which specializes in the production of equipment for meat-processing industry, had been having problems with the sale of its production since the beginning of the year, as a result of which it was decided not to pay the wage bonuses. However, having listened to the workers' arguments, he promised to pay the bonuses later and even find the possibilities to increase the wages. On hearing such promises, the workers proceeded to work.