Luhansk miners strike again
Workers of the mine «Maria-Deep» LLC «Inter-Invest Coal» in Pervomaisk, Lugansk region, within two months didn’t get salaries. In the end, miners went to the city administration of Pervomaisk, demanding from the mayor Babiy assistance in a critical situation.
Borys Babiy said that the municipality was not capable of forcing «Strong Group Corporation limited» to provide the workers with payments. There were letters to the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine and people’s deputies to accelerate the process of return of mine «Maria-Deep» into state property drafted. But today, there is still no positive result.
This was not the first strike at the Pervomaisk. Earlier on February 26 miners «Mary-Deep» held a rally demanding to pay 75% of the salary arrears for January. The investor company of the coal-mining enterprises «Strong Group Corporation limited» literally’d let working people down, refusing to pay wages to the staff. Funding for further work in the mine’d been closed. Today, the company owed to the miners over 7 million hryvnias.
On Friday 7, March, work stopped on mine «Maria-Deep», excluding the maintenance of a single lava enterprise in proper condition.
The miners intend to fight for their rights till the end. They plan to go to Luhansk, where the head office of «Strong Group Corporation limited» is located. They plan to organize a protest action there. The exact date of the action is still unknown.