Nataliya Levytska (left) Interview with Nataliya Levytska Deputy Chairperson of the NGPU (Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine), by Christopher Ford, Ukraine Solidarity Campaign. This interview will be appear in the new book UKRAINE Voices of Resistance and Solidarity which will be published shortly. Thank you to Yuliya Ivanova for translation. Ukrainian trade union's demonstration - … Continue reading Unions Strive to Keep Ukraine’s Mines Running, Protect Civilians and Appeal for Solidarity
Woman Workers Hunger Strike in Donetsk Region
In the Donetsk region, female employees of the coal mine ‘Kurakhivska’ of the state-owned enterprise "Selydivvugillya" are continuing their hunger strike against wage arrears.
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Independent Miners union is facing pressure in the fight for rights
The Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) reports that union members are placed under pressure and have their labour rights violated at mines owned by Evraz Sukha Balka in the Dnepropetrovsk region of Ukraine. Private security employed by the company regularly conducts searches of workers.
Ukraine – miners remain underground demanding wages
Miners from two mines owned by the state enterprise Lysychanskvugillya in the Luhansk region of Ukraine are staying underground, demanding that salaries owed are paid. The protest is being supported by 300 family members and by activists across Ukraine from the NGPU (Independent Union of Mineworkers of Ukraine) On 15 July, 70 miners from the … Continue reading Ukraine – miners remain underground demanding wages
MASS STRIKES AND OCCUPATIONS BY UKRAINIAN MINERS
URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY Ukrainian miners are engaged mass action in the city of Kryvyi Rih with strikes, occupations and a a hunger strike of 400 miners underground in the "Yubileynaya" (Jubilee) mine of EVRAZ Sukha Balka JSC in Kryvyi Rih. The" ArcelorMittal "workers seized the plant, and the" Evraz Sukha Balka "family of miners blocked … Continue reading MASS STRIKES AND OCCUPATIONS BY UKRAINIAN MINERS
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, … Continue reading Explosion Kills Eight Miners in Ukraine
Ukrainian Miners end Hunger Strike
Olexiy Soroka and Ivan Chukov, two mineworkers from Selydove, Donetsk, Ukraine have ended their 12 day hunger strike. Their colleague, local union president and Selydove City Councillor Victor Trifonov, set himself on fire at the same protest last week. Victor is still in the hospital, improving and recovering. The hunger strike was suspended after the … Continue reading Ukrainian Miners end Hunger Strike
Ukrainian Miner Activist Sets Himself on fire in protest
Victor Trifonov, the president of a local mineworkers' union , set himself on fire during a press conference today in Kiev, Ukraine. He was rushed to the hospital and remains in the emergency room several hours later. The incident occurred at a press conference in the Ministry of Energy, where mineworkers are occupying a room … Continue reading Ukrainian Miner Activist Sets Himself on fire in protest
Joint Resolution of the West Donbass Miners Unions on the Current Situation
Presidium Joint Resolution DNEPROPETROVSK TERRITORIAL UNION AND INDEPENDENT UNION OF MINEWORKERS OF WEST DONBASS OF UKRAINE 09 June 2015 Worsening of social and economic policy at PJSC “DTEK Pavlograd Coal” Having reviewed information presented by Mr. A.V.Smirnov, Director of coal mining JSC “DTEK-ENERGO” and Mr. S.A.Voronin, Director general PJSC “DTEK Pavlograd Coal” and submitted to the … Continue reading Joint Resolution of the West Donbass Miners Unions on the Current Situation