In Volyn region the miners, the third day of protest over wage arrears

© AFP 2018 / Anatolii StepanovУкраинские miners during protests. Archival photoIn Volyn region the miners, the third day of protest over wage arrears© AFP 2018 / Anatolii Stepanov

The miners of one of the mines in Volyn region the third day, continue protest over wage arrears, said Wednesday the head of the Independent trade Union of miners of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets.

On Monday, the miners of the mine «No. 9 ipb» in Volyn region refused to go down into the mine because of debts on a salary.

«The third day, the miners of the mine «No. 9 ipb» continue the protest action in connection with nonpayment of wages. At the moment they move in convoy to the city center (ipb — ed.) where they will begin to picket the administrative building of state enterprise «Volynugol», — Volynets wrote on his page in Facebook.

The miners repeatedly arranged meetings in Kiev and regions, demanding payment of wage arrears and protesting against the authorities ‘ intention to close a number of mines.

Earlier the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that signed a law allocating state mines further 1.4 billion hryvnia (about $ 50 million) subsidies for the repayment of wage arrears to miners.

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