The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine announced that it was not relevant to the mines of PJSC Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant, whose workers organized protests underground.
It is noted that under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Energy are mines for the extraction of coal and uranium ore. Employees of none of these state-owned enterprises are currently not protesting.
“We also inform you that this year the state has unprecedentedly paid off wage arrears to miners of state-owned coal mines. As of today, wage arrears, which could have been financed from the state budget, have been completely closed. In total, more than UAH 3 billion was paid from the state budget,” the statement says.
As a reminder, Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners, People's Deputy Mykhaylo Volynets said that 393 miners of Batkivshchyna, Hvardiyska, Ternovska and Oktyabrska mines stayed underground and demand an increase in wages and better working conditions.
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