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In the Volynsk region miners protest the third day because of wage arrears - RIA Novosti, 9/5/2018


The Ukrainian miners during the protest action. Archival photo
KIEV, 5 Sep — RIA Novosti. Miners of one of mines in the Volynsk region continue the third day a protest action because of debts on the salary, the head of Independent labor union of miners of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets has reported on Wednesday. On Monday miners of "No. 9 New Volynsk" mine in the Volynsk region have refused to go down to the mine because of wage arrears. "Third day miners of the mine of" the No. 9 New Volynsk" continue a protest action in connection with nonpayment to the salary. At present they move a column to the downtown (Novovolynsk — an edition) where will begin to picket the office building of state enterprise "Volynyugol" — Volynets on the page on Facebook has written. Miners organized meetings in Kiev and areas more than once, demanding payment of debts for the salary and protesting against intentions of the authorities to close a number of mines. Earlier the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said that he has signed the law providing allocation to the state mines in addition 1,4 billion hryvnias (about 50 million dollars) of grants for repayment of debt on salaries to miners.

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