On 2 July, miners of the first shift at the mine №10 "Novovolynska" refused to go up to the surface. Later, their colleagues from the second shift joined them. At this moment there are 47 miners underground at the mine №10 "Novovolynska". In such way, people are showing their protest against wage non-payment.
Today, the miners of the state enterprise "Selydivvuhillia" started the protest action against non-payment of wages. Also, workers have requested the authorities to take measures for changing the difficult situation of the state enterprise. Over the last month, miners of the SE "Selydivvuhillia" have held the different spontaneous protests, including refusals to work in the mines.
The activists of nine trade union organizations at the PJSC " ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih " last night spent in the office of this enterprise. They had to do it after the negotiations on the creation of a conciliation commission within the framework of a collective labor dispute were deadlocked.
On 1 May workers and trade unionists took to the streets to celebrate the Labour Day and to demand respect labor rights, ensure occupational safety at workplace and salary raise in Kryvyi Rih. In particular, the representatives of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) was co-organizers of this peaceful demonstration in the center of n Kryvyi Rih. It was joined by the members of the local organization of NPGU of enterprises 'Sukha Balka', 'Kryvyi Rig Iron Ore Combine'(KZRK), 'ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih', 'Northern Mining and Processing Plant' etc.
On April 20 in Kryvyi Rih two unknown men attacked the technical inspector of the primary trade union of the Free Trade Union of Railway workers of Ukraine at the Municipal Enterprise "City Trolleybus" Ms. Svitlana Savchuk. The Confederation of Free Trade Union of Ukraine is following the investigation of this incident closely.
On 2 April, structural subdivisions of the Regional Electric Networks, which are subordinated to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, had cut off the electricity supply at the mine "Girska" of the State Enterprise ‘Pervomaiskvugillya’ (Luhansk region). According to the Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) Mykhailo Volynets, 240 miners are staying underground. Miners are moving to the shafts, where they can use ladders to get out onto the surface.
On March 27, the Conference of the labor collective of the PJSC "ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih" that was announced at a rally organized by nine trade-union organizations on 14 March was held in Kryviy Rih. At the Conference, the representatives of the labor collective of the PJSC "ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih" made requirements to the Chairman and CEO of steel group "ArcelorMittaland" Lakshmi Mittal and to the CEO of PJSC "ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih" Paramjit Kahlon.
Today morning the mine "Rodynska" of the State Enterprise "Mirnogradvugillya" stopped work. The chairman of the local organization of the Independent trade union of miners of Ukraine in Myrnohrad and Pokrovsky district (Donetsk region) Oleksandr Abramov informed that the miners of the first shift declared that they wouldn’t start work, meanwhile, the miners of the fourth shift were staying underground.