URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY FROM UKRAINIAN MINERS OF KRYVYI RIH

The Independent Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) at the EVRAZ Sukha Balka mining company in Kryvyi Rih has issued an urgent appeal for solidarity – their appeal is addressed to MPs in the UK.  Ukraine Solidarity Campaign has campaigned with the miners successfully against the oligarchs of EVRAZ in the past – joined by … Continue reading URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY FROM UKRAINIAN MINERS OF KRYVYI RIH

Appeal of the workers of Arselor Mittal, Kryvyi Rih

The workers of the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih have been engaged in a series of struggles with their oligarch employers.   The Joint Stock Company ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is one of the leaders among the largest enterprises of Mining and Steel Complex of Ukraine.  Published below are the demands of the workers collective outlined in … Continue reading Appeal of the workers of Arselor Mittal, Kryvyi Rih

KRYVIY RIH WORKERS  BEGIN MAJOR STRUGGLE WITH THE OLIGARCH ABRAMOVICH

APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY On 27 November the workers at the Kryviy Rih iron ore company Sukha Balka announced the beginning of a struggle against the owner of the mine – the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. The miners are convinced that the owner is deliberately destroying the mine. They are preparing to call a strike. In … Continue reading KRYVIY RIH WORKERS  BEGIN MAJOR STRUGGLE WITH THE OLIGARCH ABRAMOVICH

FORUM IN PARLIAMENT WITH MINERS LEADER HEARS THE REVOLUTION IS NOT OVER

THE UKRAINIAN WORKERS ARE WILLING TO FIGHT The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign held a packed meeting in the House of Commons on 10th March addressed by  Yuriy Samoylov, Chairman of the NGPU  – independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine in Kryvyi Rih.  The meeting was hosted by Labour Party MP's  John McDonnell and Ian Lavery, … Continue reading FORUM IN PARLIAMENT WITH MINERS LEADER HEARS THE REVOLUTION IS NOT OVER

Solidarity scores a victory in miners struggle with EVRAZ

We are pleased to announce a major breakthrough in the struggle of the miners of Kryvyi Rih which has been a beacon of hope in crisis ridden Ukraine.After being ignored for months the miners of the Ukrainian industrial metropolis of Kryvyi Rih have had a breakthrough in their dispute with the corporate giant EVRAZ, securing … Continue reading Solidarity scores a victory in miners struggle with EVRAZ

Demo outside Chelsea FC backs Ukrainian miners

Demo outside Chelsea FC backs Ukrainian minersPhotos by Peter ArkellSupporters of miners in the Ukrainian city of Kryviy Rih who are demanding a rise to compensate for a cut in real wages by 50%, protested outside Chelsea FC in London yesterday where employer EVRAZ was holding its AGM.One of  company’s main shareholder is the Russian … Continue reading Demo outside Chelsea FC backs Ukrainian miners

UKRAINIAN MINERS POINT TO A POWERFUL ALTERNATIVE

Chris Ford  convenor Ukraine Solidarity campaign writes about a forceful campaign by miners in Ukraine and the lessons in provides a country torn by a toxic mixture of rising fascism, external interference and ethnic conflict.After being ignored for months, the miners of the Ukrainian industrial metropolis of Kryvyi Rih have had a breakthrough in their … Continue reading UKRAINIAN MINERS POINT TO A POWERFUL ALTERNATIVE

PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR JUSTICE FOR UKRAINIAN MINERS

Session: 2014-15Date tabled: 18.06.2014Primary sponsor: McDonnell, JohnThat this House is deeply concerned by the worsening social and economic situation in Ukraine, including austerity policies, currency devaluation and rising prices, which have all led to a fall in real wages by up to 50 per cent and that this is contributing to the instability; welcomes the … Continue reading PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR JUSTICE FOR UKRAINIAN MINERS