Miners from all over Ukraine arrive in Kiev on their own Congress on 21-22 April, informs on Tuesday, the Ukrainian independent trade Union of miners.
first independent trade Union of miners of Ukraine reported that the miners from several mines from Kiev-controlled parts of Donetsk region declared a strike because of unpaid salaries. Most of them then came to Kyiv to hold demonstrations of disagreement. Miners also told about his intention in April to hold a national Congress at which it is proposed to invite the country's top leadership. Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn stated before that the authorities hope until may to repay the arrears of wages of miners.
Tuesday was a meeting of the organizing Committee of the Congress of miners, which included the Commissioners of the independent Union of miners and the trade Union of coal industry workers.
"it is a fixed date and venue of the Congress. He is obliged to be held on 21-22 April in Kiev at the international center of culture and arts (former October Palace) ", - is informed in the report.
the Congress is expected to consider the crisis situation in the fuel and energy complex of Ukraine, such as the collapse of the coal industry, the issues of job retention, timely payment of wages, termination of the supply of electricity from Russia, changes in personnel policy in the industry.
"at a time when fuel and energy complex and coal industry of Ukraine are on the verge of collapse due to loss of control from authorities, the miners have plans to take the situation into their own hands ", - said the Head of the independent Union Mikhail Volynets.
according to him, the total debt of the miners of today is about 900 million hryvnia (about us $ 38 million).
Ukraine's Parliament on Tuesday, has made adjustments to the legislation on the budget 2015, which will allow you to pay off wage arrears to miners who protested in Kiev and regions over unpaid