Salary debts for December 2015 to the employees of the state enterprise Lisichanskugol have not been completely cleared.
In addition, the miners are still awaiting 15% of April, May, June, July, August and September 2016 salaries. Thus, the total debt to the miners equals their monthly payment.
“Problems with timely payment of salary at state enterprises could arise as early as in January. The reason is the imbalanced price of coal, and the decrease of state support to the coal industry in the state budget”, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union Mikhail Volynets said.
According to him, even though the price of coal increased from January 1, from 1.3 thousand UAH per ton to 1.7 thousand UAH, this is not enough. (Ukrainian metal)