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Germany’s Billion-Dollar Mall Won’t Pay its Builders — and the Contractors Are Bankrupt

By Mike Meehall Wood | Vice News |
"Romanian migrant workers are protesting outside the Mall of Berlin, Germany's largest shopping center, having gone unpaid since September. The workers, who have been outside the mall every day since December 1, were employed in the construction of the near 1 billion euro ($1.2bn), 270-store development in the city's Leipziger Platz."

Aus dem Artikel:

"Some workers have joined the FAU (Free Worker's Union), a trade union in Berlin that organizes among migrant workers. They estimate that these workers are owed 30,000 euros in unpaid wages, some of whom were scared away from protesting by threats from their former employers. As well as providing legal advice, the union has managed to find them temporary housing in Berlin's left-wing scene."

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