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Miners' protests brought the first results Featured

Miners of state-owned enterprises have been protesting in Kyiv since 5 July. First of all, they demand to overcome the problem of non-payment of wages, to adopt the effective program for the development of coal mining for 10 years and to adopt a draft law #8362. The miners also demand to return to the state property the coal seams of the mine "Kotlyarevska" and "Mine 1/3 Novogrodivska" of the SOE "Selidivvugillya". Last night miners spent near the building of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine. Today morning they continued their protest.



Miners protesting over unpaid wage in Kyiv Featured

On 5 July in Kyiv miners from different regions of Ukraine have started the protest near the Parliament of Ukraine.  Activists and leaders of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) have joined this protest.

The requires of the NPGU :

1. To pay the wage arrears of state enterprises of the coal industry of Ukraine immediately.
2. To bring back into public ownership the coal seams of the Mine "Kotlyarevska" and the "Mine" 1/3 Novogrodivskaya " of the state-owned enterprise" Selidivvuhillia".
3. To eliminate the influence of so-called "overseers" at all state-owned enterprises of the coal industry of Ukraine.
4. To approve the effective program for the development of the coal industry for next 10 years.


Railway workers and independent trade unions protest in Kyiv Featured

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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