Miners protesting underground in Donetsk region Featured

The miners of the State-owned Enterprise "Mirnogradvugillia" have been protesting for two days.  They demand payment of the wages for June and July 2018. The total wage arrears at this enterprise amounts to 71 million UAH.  



"On 15 August, five miners of the third shift from the mine “Capitalna” of the SOE "Mirnogradvugillya" refused to leave the mine after work. They are at a depth of 900 meters now. Acting Director General of the SOE "Mirnogradvugillya" and director of the mine "Capitalna" have come to the mine. Miners are facing pressure, persuasion and they were given unbelievable promises. Meanwhile, miners of the three other mines have gathered near the office of the SEO "Mirnogradvugillya" and started the protest "- said the Chairman of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine and the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine Mykhaylo Volynets.

 Meanwhile, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has still not signed the Draft Law  №8362 approved by the Verkhovna Rada, which allocates 1.4 billion UAH for the coal industry. So, before the Independence Day and the Day of the Miner, the wage arrears amounts to 1 billion UAH

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