Miners who conducted an indefinite hunger strike near the building of the presidential administration of Ukraine, suspended the protest action in connection with the promise of the energy Ministry to allocate funds for the payment of their salaries, said on Thursday the head of the Independent trade Union of miners of Ukraine Mykhaylo Volynets.
before the Miners blocked the highway Kovel-Lviv, Volyn region, demanding payment of debts on a salary for 3 months, after went to the presidential administration of Ukraine, where he declared an indefinite hunger strike. Arrears of wages to the miners of the mine was approximately 687 thousand dollars. The head of Ministry Vladimir Demchyshyn said that the money for the mine workers did not stand out, because mine are not mined and sold coal during the state of the program.
"in the Ministry of energy held a technical meeting on the status of the company. It considered the adjusted program of further operation of the mine? 1 " Novovolynsk ". Zam. the head of Department of restructuring of the coal plants Pavel Kuzhel promised that today, for mine will be a total of 8 million hryvnia (about $ 369 thousand), and by the end of the week - 9 million (about 415 thousand dollars) ", - quotes the words by the pipes of the press-service of the Independent trade Union of miners.
Volynets added that the Miners decided to stop the hunger strike and return to the ipb. He promised that, if the promise about payment of funds will not be made, " the Miners will continue their protest action and, perhaps, a more numerous composition ". The miners also told about the intention to block customs points and Jagodina in ustilug of Volyn region.
This is not the first strike of Ukrainian coal miners because of wage arrears. Before they came to Kiev and staged rallies in the city center, the authorities promised to pay debts.