Latvian investigative journalism company Re:Baltica claims that Latvian businesses tend to pay inadequately low salaries to their workers while providing them little social security or even decent working conditions, reports news2biz LATVIA..
The investigation focuses on two companies: locally-owned fish processor Gamma-A and Lithuanian-owned supermarket chain Maxima. With some 7,500 workers, Maxima is one of the largest Latvian employers.
Any mistakes or missing money had to be covered by the worker herself, even though the salary barely reaches above substinence level; having worked slightly more than a month, including lots of overtime, the journalist received LVL 280 (400 eur). Without overtime, the salary could be as low as LVL 230 a month.
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