A factory worker who complained to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin about poor conditions at the Yaroslavl Engine Plant will not work there in the new year, a plant spokeswoman said on Thursday.
Before Putin visited the plant in June, Nikolai Shustrov sent the prime minister a letter warning that management would show him only several renovated workshops, hiding far worse working conditions in the rest of the divisions.
During his visit, Putin took Shustrov in his car and visited one of the plant's forging workshops. The prime minister assessed the conditions there as not perfect, but not terribly bad.
Local media later reported Shustrov's concerns over possible dismissal. However, the plant administration has emphasized that Shustrov's departure was in accordance with Russian labor legislation.
"Nobody fired Shustrov when his fixed-term labor contract was in effect; it was even prolonged for some time. He [Shustrov] was not a permanent worker and his contract has expired, as have the contracts of a range of other temporary workers," plant spokeswoman Larisa Belova said.
YAROSLAVL, December 23 (RIA Novosti)