Over 90 Ukrainian miners receive summons for organizing strike against low salaries

More than 90 miners of the Ingulskaya mine in the Kirovograd region of Ukraine received a summons for organizing a protest action, during which they sought to raise wages. This was announced on Tuesday by the head of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets.

"94 miners of the Ingulskaya mine have been sued to recognize the strike as illegal, and today they have already received a summons, the trial is scheduled for December 15, 2017," he wrote on Facebook.

The chairman of the trade union committee of the Ingulskaya mine, Anatoly Kulinko, reported on 7 November that the miners refused to get up from the mine face, demanding an increase in wages. They insist that its level does not match the work performed. The average salary of a miner, as the head of the trade union committee added, at this enterprise is about 8 thousand hryvnia ($300).

It is not the first time that workers of Ukrainian mines strike. So, the Volyn miners refused to go downhill on October 2, the miners of the Ukraina and 1/3 Novogrodovskaya mines of the state enterprise Selidovugol on the part of the Donetsk region that controlled by Kiev refused to go up on October 19.

DONi News Agency