Soldiers face disciplinary action over pay dispute

  • 1998-10-29
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - Six Estonian peace-keepers face criminal investigation and possible court action after a rebellion over pay broke out within the contingent. The dispute erupted Oct. 11 when some BaltBat battalion soldiers threatened to drop out of a mission to Bosnia if their wages were not increased. The soldiers, most of them professional, pointed to the higher wages of their Latvian and Lithuanian counterparts. The Estonian General Staff is now investigating what it says has become a shameful incident for the defense force in a bid to prevent it from happening again. The soldiers have even bee...
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