Category NGPU West Ukraine

Explosion Kills Eight Miners in Ukraine

We are saddened to have received the news from our friend Yuri Samolylov of the Independent Trade Union of Miners  of Ukraine (NPGU) of an explosion in the Stepova Mine of Lvivuhilia state company on 2nd March, 8 miners were killed and 21 miners were seriously injured.  The mine is located in the Hlukhiv village, […]


Miners protest at the Lviv state administration building There has been growing strike action and militant protests by Ukrainian Miners in Chervonograd, and other parts of Lviv Oblast in West Ukraine. At the root of the protests is massive arrears of unpaid wages. Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) Mikhail […]

Protests escalating by Miners in West Ukraine

Protests by miners in West Ukraine are escalating over poor conditions, unpaid wages , cuts and closures.  In the  Chervonohrad coal mining area (Lviv Oblast) , the miners of the town of VKontakte, blocked the Kovel-Lviv highway.   On 3rd March one-thousand miners engaged in a mass protest at the Parliament – the Verkhovna Rada of […]