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Independent trade unions organized demonstration and festival on 1st May

Traditionally, on May 1, members of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) and the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) held a march and rally in Kryvyi  Rih. This year, the tradition was expanded, as a festival “Mayovka” with lectures on workers rights were organized. These events dedicated to the Labour Day were initiated by Chairperson of the local organization of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Kryvyi Rih Yurii Samoilov and the leader of the  Primary Trade Union Organization at the PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih Serhii Ivanchenko. The majority of independent trade unions, workers and activists of NGOs joined these activities.


 

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

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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