Ukraine: Lugansk miners to march to Kyiv

Lugansk region miners have announced a strike and refuse to go underground until their salary debts are cleared. On October 8 employees of the Novodruzhevskaya mine, a part of Lisichanskugol, stopped extracting coal. The salary debt to them amounts to 120 million UAH. The employees of the nearby mine named after Kapustin have warned the…

Georgia: miners rally in Tkibuli

Up to 30 miners have gone to the mine in Georgia’s western Tkibuli municipality and have plans to stay there until their employer gives them and others their salaries and the government decides on the fate of mines. Work has been suspended in the Mindeli and Dzidziguri mines of Tkibuli since July 16, 2018 after…

Ukraine: miner dies in Russia-occupied Rovenki

As a result of the cave-in of rock a miner was mortally injured in the city of Rovenki. “On September 22 the taskmaster of the mine named after Cosmonauts perished”, the emergency ministry of the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization created and supported by Russia, reported. The body has already been lifted to…

Russia: UGK to cooperate with Rosgeologia

Rosgeologia and the Managing Company UGK LLC have signed an agreement on cooperation in subsoil use. The document presupposes creation of joint ventures to carry out investment projects on prospecting, estimating and developing deposits in Russia and abroad. Moreover, the companies plan to cooperate in further prospecting of unused deposits in order to put them…

Georgia: miners’ safety at serious risk

“The safety of workers in Georgia’s mines is at serious risk,” reads the beginning of the first paragraph of the Human Rights Watch research “No Year without Deaths: A Decade of Deregulation Puts Georgian Miners at Risk”. The 60-page research says that the risk is caused by “insufficient government regulation and resulting mining practices that…

Kyrgyzstan: Zhong Ji Mining Company operation suspended

Activity of Zhong Ji Mining Company was suspended at Solton-Sary field in Naryn region, the Information Support Department of the Government’s Office reported. However, the day before, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan said “incidents between local residents and foreign workers should not cause suspension or stop of company’s activity”. The decision was made on the…

Kyrgyzstan: Solton-Sary investor to leave country

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev held a meeting on the situation at Solton-Sary field, located in Naryn region. During the meeting, its participants heard information of the Minister of Internal Affairs Kashkar Dzhunushaliev about the incident that occurred near Solton-Sary field and the measures taken to ensure public order and security. The Head of…