The administration of Kryvyi Rih iron ore plant (KIOP) refuses to satisfy the claim of miners who have been on strike for 21 consecutive days. Mykhailo Volynets, the Head of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine posted this on Facebook., as quoted by Strana.ua.
"Today's negotiations between the administration of KIOP and protesters at Zhovtneva, Batkivshchyna, Ternivska and Hvadiyska ended just five minutes after they started. The miners voiced out their demands to reach a consensus between sides, standing for a raise of salary by 30 percent. The mountaineers did not get a positive answer from the plant management representatives and returned to the mine", Volynets said.
He also added that if the administration of the enterprise planned to exhaust the miners to make them stop protests and get back to work, there are other mountaineers who are currently on the surface, and they are ready to substitute their colleagues.
"A true underground war is unraveling. Neither administration nor the government or owners wish to lift the blinders and look what's beyond them", Volynets concluded.