Kyiv authorities intend to reduce more than 10 thousand Miners, representing 20% of the total, said the Minister of energy and coal industry of the country Vladimir Decision.
"20% of people need to be reduced. 10 Of 52 thousand thousand Miners. The majority of pensioners. Globally for two to three years, we generally have to leave the mines only 25 thousand People ", - quotes the Minister RIA " Novosti ". He said that the authorities are preparing for the privatization of the mines. According to him, out of 35 mines, which are managed by the Ministry of energy, will be closed five, 7 more will be conserved. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine, coal production in the country decreased by 22, 3% in 2014 compared with the figure of 2013, amounting to 64, 995 million tons. In January, about 1 thousand Miners from Lviv and Volyn regions organized a rally at the government building in Kyiv, demanding ahead of time to prepare in the state budget for 2015 funds for state support of coal plants, capital construction and technical re-equipment, as well as to return guarantees for workers and retirees industry. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk did not want to go to the gathered near the building of the Cabinet to the miners. In November last year, it was announced that the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine ordered to stop their coal plants within DND and LNR.