In Luhansk region, the 14 miners of the mine named after G.Kapustin of the state-owned PJSC "Lysychanskvugillia" have been protesting since 19 of October. Some miners who had been protesting underground came to Kyiv.
According to the Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine Mykhailo Volynets, 15 miners of the mine named after G. Kapustin are still protesting underground. At the same time, miners protest actions are being held in the different regions of Ukraine.
Today morning miners from state-owned mines from Luhansk region launched a protest rally near the building of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine in Kyiv. The leaders and activists of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) are participating in this protest.
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 who have been protesting for more than a week near the Verkhovna Rada have moved to the building of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine. The activists of independent trade unions of railways workers, educational workers came to support them.
On 10 July, miners of the state-owned coal enterprises from the different regions of Ukraine have started the protest action near the Parliament of Ukraine. It’s the third miners’ protest in the last two weeks.