STAFF of Tin Tin Daily News say they are fighting to claim work-related expenses which have been mounting up since May last year, leading to at least one Labour Department complaint. The newspaper, which slashed its price to $2 from $5 after a price war erupted last year, is dealing with claims from about 150 employees, involving work-related expenses from as far back as May last year. There are also individual claims that the newspaper, owned by Culturecom Holdings, failed to make a year-end payment. One employee said staff were 'very annoyed' by the treatment. The source said the accounts department had in December returned a backlog of expense claims to staff, asking them to resubmit the forms. One worker said she was seeking more than $5,000 in expenses which had accrued since last July, including money spent on travelling and meeting contacts. The Labour Department confirmed it was dealing with a complaint made by a Culturecom employee about year-end payments. Culturecom director Alex Kwan Yurk-keung denied the allegations saying 'they were impossible'. Mr Kwan admitted the newspaper was making a loss at its present price, but said it was not unusual to delay paying expenses to employees.