Category Ukrainian Miners


krainian miners of the uranium mine “Ingulska” (Kirovohrad region), who were protesting for a wage increase, are facing prosecution for holding a protest underground after their shift finished. Court proceedings began against the 94 miners on 18 December in Kropyvnytskyi

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]