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Ukrainian miners end hunger strike on seventh day

14 November, 2016Miners at the state-owned mine no. 10 Novovolynska in Ukraine have ended the hunger strike they started on 7 November after receiving assurances that their main demand, for unpaid wages, will be met.

Ukraine - miners remain underground demanding to be paid

18 July, 2017Miners from two mines owned by the state enterprise Lysychanskvugillya in the Lugansk region of Ukraine are staying underground, demanding that salaries owed are paid.

Ukrainian miners escalate protest against unpaid wages

22 February, 2018Nine people have embarked on an indefinite hunger strike after the Ukrainian government failed to fully reimburse millions of dollars in unpaid wages for Ukrainian coal miners dating back to 2015.

Ukraine: Political deal must lead to genuine restoration of democracy and human rights

21 February, 2014Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has today agreed to an early presidential election in a deal to end the violence which opposition medics believe killed at least 100 people on Thursday alone and has injured more than 500.

Nuclear workers protest in Ukraine

19 April, 201812,000 members of IndustriALL affiliate Nuclear Power and Industry Workers Union of Ukraine (Atomprofspilka) protested in eight different cities on 12 April to protest a state policy of low energy tariffs, which result in low pay for workers.

Ukrainian coal miners bring challenges to the President

26 February, 2020For the first time in six years, the President of Ukraine participated in the All-Ukrainian coal miners meeting on 25 February in Kiev, and promised to pay all wages owed to coal miners in state-owned enterprises within two months. 

Open Letter of the Metallurgical and Mining Industry Workers Union of Ukraine calls to establish peace

13 May, 2015On 28 April 2015, the Sixth Congress of the Metallurgical and Mining Industry Workers Union of Ukraine, an affiliate of IndustriALL, took place in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The participants demanded to establish real peace in Ukraine.

Ukrainian coal miners win after 11-day protest

14 July, 2020Since 30 June, hundreds of coal miners and their wives have been protesting in Kiev, Ukraine, demanding that coal mine operations restart and wage arrears are settled. On 12 July, protestors could finally return to their homes across Ukraine after the government guaranteed action.

9 miners dead and 23 missing after explosion in Ukrainian coal mine

4 March, 2015A gas explosion at the depth of 1230 meters occurred in the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk region of Ukraine. At that moment some 230 miners were working underground.

IndustriALL in the CIS region - unified front against attacks on workers' rights

7 September, 2015IndustriALL has 50 affiliates in the CIS region. In a region torn by political conflicts and attacks on workers’ rights, working together is the key to successful trade unions. Unity was a central theme to the discussions at IndustriALL’s sub-regional meeting in Moldova on 3 – 4 September.