Ukraine miners expand protests, demand back pay

BY VIVIAN SAHNER Miners protest in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dec. 16, after not receiving millions in back pay or funding for health and safety measures. Signs read “Our families” and “our children also want to eat.” Miners at a number of state-owned Ukrainian mines brought their protests over wage arrears to the streets of Kyiv, the … Continue reading Ukraine miners expand protests, demand back pay

UKRAINIAN MINERS VICTORY BLOCKED IN COURT BATTLE

On October 15, 2020, the underground miners' protest at the public company "Kryvbaszalizrudkom"(KZRK) finished with the signing of an agreement. Miners' families and comrades in solidarity all over the world breathed a sigh of relief. However, the hopes to quickly solve the dispute turned out false — the KZRK administration took the protesters to court. … Continue reading UKRAINIAN MINERS VICTORY BLOCKED IN COURT BATTLE

Miners Continue Underground Protest in Ukraine

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) has called for solidarity with their members who are on strike and protesting underground at the mine Kapustin in Luhansk Oblast. (area not under Russian occupation). The Following bulletins were issued by the KVPU International Department In Luhansk region, the 14 miners of the mine named … Continue reading Miners Continue Underground Protest in Ukraine

Demands of the Western Donbas Miners

The independent trade union of miners (NGPU) of West Donbass is one of the first and largest independent union organisations in Ukraine. They were formed during the massive surge of independent trade unions during the mass strike in spring 1991. This contributed to a group of delegates and the II Congress of the miners, she traveled … Continue reading Demands of the Western Donbas Miners

Leading Union Activist Olena Maslova attacked in Kryvyi Rih

In Kryvyi Rih, on Tuesday, 12th January) activist in the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) and the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine Olena Maslova was brutally attacked. At 23:10 she returned home from work at the Lenin mine. On the Kosygin street she was attacked from behind – hitting her … Continue reading Leading Union Activist Olena Maslova attacked in Kryvyi Rih

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

ITUC appeals to President Poroshenko in support of Ukrainian Miners

Sharon Burrow  General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation has written to the President of Ukraine protesting at the failure to engage with the Ukrainian miners trades unions who are in a major dispute against pit closures.  This is an important step in building international solidarity with the miners struggle.  Dear Mr President, It is with deep … Continue reading ITUC appeals to President Poroshenko in support of Ukrainian Miners

Miners Unions Open Letter to President of Ukraine

The Ukrainian Miners are engaged in a dispute for the survival of their industry.  As part of their ongoing campaign to stop pit closures the Independent Trade Union of Miners (NGPU) has issued an open letter.    Petro Poroshenko President of Ukraine  Arsenyi Yatseniuk Prime Minister of Ukraine  Volodynyr Groisman Head of Verkhovna Rada of … Continue reading Miners Unions Open Letter to President of Ukraine

Save Coal – Save Ukraine: Report of the All-Ukraine Miners Congress

Published below is a full of the recent joint union All-Ukraine Congress of Mineworkers held in Kyiv, and attended by a solidarity delegation of the National Union of Mineworkers.  Thank you to Viktor Sumchenko of PRUP for this report which reprinted from the website of the National Union of Mineworkers. Save Coal - Save Ukraine On … Continue reading Save Coal – Save Ukraine: Report of the All-Ukraine Miners Congress