Half of Kamchatka striking miners returned to work

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in photobanks workers. Archival photoHalf of Kamchatka striking miners returned to work© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Forty-five of the 99 striking workers, gold mining company «Amethyst» returned to work, the rest will be dismissed, told RIA Novosti in the company «Gold of Kamchatka» which structure includes JSC «Amethyst».

Earlier it was reported that an unauthorized action of protest at the company «Amethyst» started last week. About 100 people refused to work and demanded that the wage increases. As it was explained in the company «Gold of Kamchatka», the workers receive a fixed salary, and when the plan they are entitled for the award. This month, the plan was not implemented, in connection with which no prizes were awarded. Traveled to the place of the General Director of «Gold of Kamchatka».

«Mining and processing enterprise (GOP) «Amethyst» resumed work in normal mode. As of 3 November, of the 99 workers who refused to proceed with the performance of official duties, 45 had already left for work», — said the representative of the company.

He added that the remaining employees resigned, some of them have already been delivered to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the rest due to the company will bring later and sent home.

On «Amethyst» arrived on Friday to the representatives of the Prosecutor’s office, Ministry of internal Affairs of the Kamchatka region, the State labour Inspectorate, the trade Union of Industrialists of Kamchatka. With the participation of employees of the Investigative Committee held a special meeting to discuss the legality of this campaign.

«Suspend work, spoke November 2 at the General meeting of employees, held illegally, since in accordance with article 142 suspension of work in case of delayed payment of wages for a period of more than 15 days, as workers there were no reasons. Wages of employees of JSC «Amethyst» is paid regularly on time», — quotes the press service quoted the Deputy head of state labour inspection in Kamchatskiy Krai, Vladimir Vasiliev.

Mining and processing plant «Amethyst» and included in his part of the same field are under the control of the company «Gold of Kamchatka» (enters in GK «Renova»). This is one of the largest gold mining companies in Kamchatka. It is located in the Penzhina area of 1.1 thousand kilometers North of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The company employs more than 1 thousand people.