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 "Akhmetov, We are Waiting for You!": Miners Seize Control of Luhansk Directorate of Red Partisan Mine. PHOTO

Today, 10 January, at 7:00 am representatives of independent miners union occupied the director's office of the Red Partisan mine located in Sverdlovsk (Luhansk region) and owned by DTEK LLC Sverdlovantratsit.

This was stated by head of the trade union Konstantin Ilchenko, reports NBN.

According to Ilchenko, it was made to hand the demands of miners to owner Rinat Akhmetov and Luhansk oblast governor Volodymyr Prystiuk.

"The members of the independent miners union, knowing that their demands will not be met, seized the Red Partisan mine director's office. We will pass their demands only to the owner Rinat Akhmetov and governor Volodymyr Prystiuk. We will stand until the end, our claims are just, and we ask all honest citizens to support us," said Ilchenko.

First of all, the miners demand to cancel the order CEO of DTEK LLC Sverdlovantratsit director "On changing the organizational structure ...» # 405 of 21 December 2012, which, according to them, initiates layoffs. They also demand to stop forcing employees to sign notice of dismissal.

Also, the demands include payment of 13th salary, the introduction of new tariff rates and salaries. Additionally the miners demand to solve a number of personnel issues and recognize the rights of the Independent Trade Union.

Ilchenko said that in the case of ignoring the demands of the Independent Trade Union of Sverdlovsk, "we will have to set political demands to the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

The Union also intends to seek the support of the PACE, OSCE, ILO and other international organizations, and insist on a special investigation of the violations of human rights and labor law in Ukraine.

On 21 December 2012, the representatives of the Independent Trade Union forcibly entered the office of the director of the Red Partisan mine to give a list of requirements, the essence of which was to spread the rules of the collective agreement on the members of the Independent Trade Union and give them the same rights as members of Coal Industry Workers Union.




 
 
 
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