Miners gather for a protest in Kiev

Шахтеры собираются на протесты в Киев

The protests of miners in Kiev in may 2015

Next week miners from all over Ukraine are going to start the protests in Kiev with the requirement to pay more than a billion hryvnias of debts.

Miners from all regions of Ukraine October 29, going to start a protest in Kiev, demanding repayment of debts on wages. This was announced on Wednesday, October 23, the head of the Independent trade Union of miners of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets in Facebook.

“On October 29 miners from all regions of Ukraine will come to Kyiv to protest… the Main demand of the protesters – the allocation of 1 billion hryvnias (about $40 million) for payment of salary arrears, which amount as at 21 October is 1,172 billion hryvnia (nearly $47 million)”, – he wrote.

According to Volynets, miners are going to picket the Verkhovna Rada, which should finally amend the budget of 2019, providing funds for repayment of debts to miners. The relevant document previously, the deputies adopted in the first reading.

“Mining groups are determined and ready to stay in Kiev as long as no decision on the allocation of funds for repayment of debt”, – said the head of the Union.

We will remind, on 11 October in Severodonetsk miners from three mines staged a picket near the building of Luhansk regional military-civil administration. The protest was related to wage arrears.

Also in the Luhansk region began the strike of miners mines Novodruzheskaya and Mountain PAO ‘ because. They demanded to pay debts under the salary.

October 16, Wolyniec announced the beginning of preparation of a nationwide protest of the miners.

 

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