The wage crisis in Rusia, 1998–2000

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Appeal from the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FITUR)
29 March 1995. Appeal for international support for a day of action in April to protest government's unresponsiveness to pay arrearage and unemployment.
Occupation of a Nuclear Plant Signals Anger of Russian Workers
By Michael Spector, New York Times, 7 December 1996. Declining tax revenues means public sector workers not paid in St. Petersburg.
Russian teachers strike for wage pay-out
By Renfrey Clarke, 21 January 1997. Crisis in secondary education. Teachers learn that only direct action gets results.
20M Unpaid Workers to Hit the Streets
By Jagdish Parikh, Hindustani Times, 24 March 1997. One-day general strike called by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions (FNPR) for March 27th to protest lack of wages in public sector is broadly supported, even by the Orthodox Church. Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin's response.
Russian unions go ahead with national strike on March 27
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), ICFTU OnLine..., 20 March 1997. Independent and reformed unions joint call for general protest because of pay arrearages. Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (Fitur), the Russian Confederation of Labour (KTR) and the All-Russia Labour Confederation (VKT). Independent unions strike in Ukraine, and state repression of similar effort in Kazakhstan.
Partizansk Coal Miners Continue Unannounced Strike
By Leonid Vinogradov, World News Review, 16 May 1997. Wildcat called on May Day to protest pay arrearages.
Air Force Pilots on Hunger-Strike, Demand Allowances
By Anatoliy Yurkin, Itar-Tass, 21 May 1997.