22 Jul 2017

CNMI construction workers protests continue

11:50 am on 22 July 2017
Imperial Pacific Resort

Imperial Pacific Resort Photo: RNZI/Mark Rabago

About 40 construction workers of contractors who built Imperial Pacific Resort on Saipan protested anew yesterday at the casino site.

This time, the construction workers vowed they will continue picketing in front of the casino's premises until the companies contracted by the Saipan casino pay all their wages.

The workers, who are part of a group that entered the CNMI as tourists and later worked on building the casino, said they were all told to stop working in April this year and have since been waiting for their wages.

The 40-some protesters include construction workers from Suzhou Gold Mantis Construction Decoration, MCC International, CMC Macau, and Beilida Overseas (CNMI) Ltd.

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