Kazakhstan: Public Sector Workers owed $40 Million in Unpaid Wages

22.04.2009
    Kazakhstan’s government owes public-sector workers $40 million in wage arrears. Those waiting for payment include rank-and-file social workers, teachers and doctors.
    "According to reports from local executive bodies, on April 1 this year, wages arrears financed from local budgets (hit) $40 million. Of these, the largest debt is in the Almaty area -- $16 million, Almaty (city) $8 million. North Kazakhstan Province -- $6.6 million, Zhambyl Province $5.3 million, the Pavlodar Region $3.4 million," the Kazakhstan Today quoted Finance Minister Bolat Zhamishev as saying on April 21
    "An analysis of current accounts payable on wages indicates social workers, teachers, (and) doctors (. . .) did not receive their wages," Zhamishev added, according to Eurasianet.org.