192 miners of the SOE ‘Selydivvugillia’ protesting undergound

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.



IndustriALL Global Union calls on the Government of Ukraine to speedily address the plight of coal mineworkers at state-owned enterprises

Alarmed with this worrying situation, IndustriALL Global Union general secretary Valter Sanches addressed a letter to the President of the country Petro Poroshenko. In his letter, Sanches demanded that “the Government of Ukraine addresses urgently the legitimate demands raised by coal mineworkers in state-owned mines over their unpaid wages and health and safety concerns”.



In Donetsk region employees of the coal enterprise holding hunger strike

On January, in the Donetsk region, two employees of the coal mine ‘Kurakhivska’ of the state-owned enterprise "Selydivvugillya" mineral surveyor Mr Andriy Nechiporuk and chief geologist of the mine Ms Olena Dorda started the indefinite hunger strike with the requirement to pay off wages for more than four months. In the afternoon they were joined by three colleagues from the laboratory No3 Ms Natalia Mednikova and Ms Kateryna Bogdan and  Ms Tetyana Anayko. Employees of the non-industrial group of this enterprise did not receive wages for September, October, November and December, as well as part of the salary for June.



Miners holding underground protest for 10 days

The miners of the mine named after G. Kapustin of the PJSC "Lisichanskvugillia" have been holding the underground protest since 19th of October. They are staying at the depth of 600 m. The Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) supports protesters and supplies the water, food, and medicines for them.



Miners blocking the road in Donetsk region

Miners of the mine ‘Kotlyarevskaya’ of the state-owned enterprise "Selidovugillia" (Donetsk region), have been blocking traffic on the Dnipro-Donetsk highway in the  Pisky and Krasnogorivka direction since 3 October. According to the Chairperson of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine Mykhailo Volynets, miners have to hold such type of protest, because their previous three-day protest against unpaid wages didn’t bring any result.  



Railway workers and independent trade unions protest in Kyiv

On 4 July in Kyiv representatives of the Free Trade Union of Railway workers of Ukraine (VPZU) and the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine carried out a protest rally. The trade unionists held protests on Maidan Square, in the government quarter, near the Ministry of Social Policy and the main office of the state-owned PJSC 'Ukrzaliznytsya' (Ukrainian Railways). Representatives of trade unions passed their demands to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and met with the Deputy Minister of Social Policy Mykola Shambir.


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