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17 workers died in a mine accident in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk region Featured

On 25 of April, there was a methane explosion in the illegal mine Skhidсarbon (East Carbon) located near the village Yurivivka in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk region. The first explosion occurred at 11 am, then in 20-30 minutes, there were two local ones. 17 miners were killed in this accident. The Chairperson of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) Mykhailo Volynets commented on this tragic event. On behalf of the NPGU, he expressed deep concern regarding the situation with miners safety. 
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Miners protesting underground for four days in the Donetsk region Featured

The miners of mines 1/3 Novogrodivska and Kurakhivska of State-Owned coal-mining Enterprise ‘Selydivvugillia’ are still protesting underground against the non-payment of wages. Today is the fourth day of their protest.


 The nurse is checking the pressure of miner who protested underground in the mine 1/3 Novogrodivska. 

Photo credit: Sadak Souici / Agence Le Pictorium 

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192 miners of the SOE ‘Selydivvugillia’ protesting undergound Featured

Today, 150 miners of the mine "Kurakhivska" of the State-Owned Coal-Mining Enterprise ‘Selydivvugillia’ (Donetsk region) started an underground protest. At the same time 42  their colleagues are protesting in the mine "1\3 Novogrodivska" since 18 February. The main demand of this state-owned coal-mining enterprise workers is to pay off wage arrears which in general amounts up to 250 mln UAH.


 

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44 miners protesting at the depth of 530 m Featured

As the NPGU informed before on 18 February, in the morning, miners from the 7th section of the mine "1\3 Novogrodivska" of the State-Owned Enterprise ‘Selydivvugillia’ (Donetsk region) refused to start working. Yesterday 7 miners decided to stay in the mine till they’ve received their wages for November and December 2018, as well as for January 2019.


 

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Employees of SOE "Selydivvugillia" suspended their protest Featured

On January 11, in the evening all the participants of the protest and hunger strike at the State Owned Enterprise "Selydivvugillia" held a meeting.  According to the Chairperson of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine and the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine Mikhailo Volynets, the female employees of the non-industrial group of the coal mine ‘Kurakhivska’ of the state-owned enterprise "Selydivvugillia" agreed to suspend their protest that was started in  December 2018 and stop hunger strike which had been lasted from 2 of January. 


 

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Donetsk region: Four female employees still on hunger strike against wage arrears Featured

In the Donetsk region, four female employees of the coal mine ‘Kurakhivska’ of the state-owned coal-mining enterprise ‘Selydivvugillya’ are still on the hunger strike. As for today afternoon, Natalia Mednikova, Kateryna Bogdan, Larisa Malik and Olena Sorokina are holding this protest. 


 

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Four female employees of the state-owned coal-mining enterprise "Selydivvugillya" still on hunger strike Featured

In the Donetsk region, three female employees of the coal mine ‘Kurakhivska’ of the state-owned coal-mining enterprise "Selydivvugillya" continued their hunger strike against wage arrears last night.  Today morning the employee of the coal chemistry laboratory №3 of mine  "Kurakhivska " Larisa Malik joined this protest action.


 

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