As reported by the Confederation of Free Trade Unions 32 mine worker of Novogrodovskaya Mine began a hunger strike.
The strike started on 23 June at 10:00. At the same time 30 miners went on hunger strike in Novogrodovka and two – near the Presidential Administration in Kiev.
They have not been paid since January 2016 so the only demand is to resume their wages for eight months of 2016 as well as for three months in 2014. Due to the outbreak of hostilities in the region the mine management has changed its location. The employees were told to write a statement of the dismissal but not the transfer to the place of the mine relocation. That is the main reason why the staff had not received salaries for several months and compensation.
Our management takes no action to solve the problems; they keep miners by promises and threats from taking any strikes. The mine stoppage may cause an environmental catastrophe in the region and flooding nearby mines, – said miners.
In case of demands failure more miners join to the strike in Kyiv.
Besides, Alchevsk metallurgical company also stopped.