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

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

Secret Police Order Bosses to Spy on the Ukrainian Unions

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (KVPU) has published shocking new information that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has ordered management to spy on the activities of the independent miners union.  The KVPU report on this attack on trade union freedoms is published below SBU calls on people to inform on activities of the independent … Continue reading Secret Police Order Bosses to Spy on the Ukrainian Unions

Major Victory for the 94 Ukrainian Miners facing court for protesting

The Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine  has secured a major victory for the 94 miner facing court proceedings.   The miners at the uranium mine “Ingulska” were facing court after protesting for months of unpaid wages.  This followed a major campaign in which the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign with comrades in the Labour MP's played a … Continue reading Major Victory for the 94 Ukrainian Miners facing court for protesting

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