Independent Miners Union Statement on Miners Struggle

There has been an growth of miners protests in Ukraine in response to the planned closure of state owned miners across and unpaid wages. Following the recent joint union congress of miners a number of reports appeared in the  media seeking to discredit the miners - in response the following statement has been issued by M. … Continue reading Independent Miners Union Statement on Miners Struggle

Hands off of Independent Trade Unions!

March 16, 2015 in Dnepropetrovsk was held to protest against the administrations pressure on independent  Trade Unions of Ukraine. The protest was held in front of the District Administrative Court of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast [Region]  against attempts by the administration to eliminate  the main YuGOK union organization at this enterprise – the Independent Trade Union of Miners … Continue reading Hands off of Independent Trade Unions!

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

Volyn miners are preparing a new revolt

Leaders  of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) in the Novovolyns'kyi mines (Bogdan Makarchuk, Anatoly Muhomedzhanov, Vasil Gura, Vasyl Pradid) came back from Kyiv after a series of meetings with senior officials and plan  strike action. The miners leaders are determined and plan to hold meetings in each mine to start building … Continue reading Volyn miners are preparing a new revolt

MINERS FROM ACROSS UKRAINE DEMAND NO PIT CLOSURES!

The Ukrainian miners are currently in a major struggle against pit closures  with a possible loss of 50,000 jobs! On April 28th Over 1,500 miners picketed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.  Among them - the members of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) which is part of the Confederation of Free Trade … Continue reading MINERS FROM ACROSS UKRAINE DEMAND NO PIT CLOSURES!

Local leader of Miners’ Union murdered by Separatists in Donbas

The Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine is saddened by the tragic death of their friend and expresses sincere condolences to the relatives of Ivan REZNICHENKO. The body of Ivan Reznichenko was found on 14 January 2015. Ivan was the leader of the Independent Miners Trade Union of Ukraine (NGPU) at the state enterprise “Artemsil” … Continue reading Local leader of Miners’ Union murdered by Separatists in Donbas

Miners Union Warns of Ecological Disaster in Donbas

Military action and destruction contribute of the ecological disaster in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions Mykhailo VOLYNETS, Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine: ‘It’s possible in the near future that there will be an ecological disaster in Donbass region, as well as in some areas of Russia.  I’ll try to explain my … Continue reading Miners Union Warns of Ecological Disaster in Donbas

REMEMBERING THE MINERS’ REVOLUTION

The Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Which is being marked by the launch of new history of their union. A key piece in the story of the union is the mass strike wave of miners in 25 years ago which gave birth to the NPGU. http://npgu.net/slajder/1025-my-pomnim-kak-vse-nachinalos.html"Twenty-five years … Continue reading REMEMBERING THE MINERS’ REVOLUTION

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