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

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

URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY FROM UKRAINIAN MINERS OF KRYVYI RIH

The Independent Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) at the EVRAZ Sukha Balka mining company in Kryvyi Rih has issued an urgent appeal for solidarity – their appeal is addressed to MPs in the UK.  Ukraine Solidarity Campaign has campaigned with the miners successfully against the oligarchs of EVRAZ in the past – joined by … Continue reading URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY FROM UKRAINIAN MINERS OF KRYVYI RIH

Appeal of the workers of Arselor Mittal, Kryvyi Rih

The workers of the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih have been engaged in a series of struggles with their oligarch employers.   The Joint Stock Company ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is one of the leaders among the largest enterprises of Mining and Steel Complex of Ukraine.  Published below are the demands of the workers collective outlined in … Continue reading Appeal of the workers of Arselor Mittal, Kryvyi Rih

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

Statement of the Independent Trade Union of Coal Miners of Ukraine on the Beating of a Union Leader

  The Independent Trade Union of Coal Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) leaders and activists are under constant pressure and intimidation including physical assualt. It has become an unprecedented case when the representatives of  Volodymyr Demchyshyn the Minister of Energy and Coal Mining Industry apply physical force to intimidate an NPGU leaders who are fighting against … Continue reading Statement of the Independent Trade Union of Coal Miners of Ukraine on the Beating of a Union Leader

MINERS STRIKES, BLOCKADES AND PROTESTS CONTINUE IN WEST UKRAINE

Miners protest at the Lviv state administration building There has been growing strike action and militant protests by Ukrainian Miners in Chervonograd, and other parts of Lviv Oblast in West Ukraine. At the root of the protests is massive arrears of unpaid wages. Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) Mikhail … Continue reading MINERS STRIKES, BLOCKADES AND PROTESTS CONTINUE IN WEST UKRAINE

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

Krivorizhstal’ is silent about the size of job cuts. Workers block the road.

On 11 December 2015 workers from Kryvyi Rih metallurgical plant ArcelorMittal came out to protest. The reason for their dissatisfaction was planned mass job cuts that had been announced by the owners of the Indian company Mittal Steel. The protesters temporarily blocked a nearby road, demanding that the job cut plans be abandoned. The web … Continue reading Krivorizhstal’ is silent about the size of job cuts. Workers block the road.

KRYVIY RIH WORKERS  BEGIN MAJOR STRUGGLE WITH THE OLIGARCH ABRAMOVICH

APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY On 27 November the workers at the Kryviy Rih iron ore company Sukha Balka announced the beginning of a struggle against the owner of the mine – the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. The miners are convinced that the owner is deliberately destroying the mine. They are preparing to call a strike. In … Continue reading KRYVIY RIH WORKERS  BEGIN MAJOR STRUGGLE WITH THE OLIGARCH ABRAMOVICH