16 miners of the Kapustin coal mine, owned by the state-owned Lysychanskvugillia enterprise, Luhansk region, continue their underground strike at a depth of 600 meters. Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners Mykhailo Volynets reported this on Facebook.
“Today a rockfall at the Kapustin mine occurred. The sixth western intake roadway is blocked. As a result of the inspection of the accident site, a preliminary conclusion was drawn - 10 linear meters of mine workings were inundated. 16 protesters remain at the site. They are not going to leave their place. The miners evaluated the situation and concluded that they have two emergency exits to get to the surface," wrote Volynets.
The miners demand to pay off four-month wage arrears. According to Eduard Vsevolodsky, head of the independent trade union of Lysychanskvugillia enterprise, the miners also demand the dismissal of Lysychanskvugillia director Valentyn Kiselyov. The miners believe that his actions have led the enterprise to bankruptcy, he is suspected of illegal trade of Lysychanskvugillia products.
The company owed its miners nearly 6,07 million USD.