Ukraine: state mine on strike

Employees of the state Novovolynskaya-10 mine refused to return to the surface as a sign of protest against the non-payment of wages. “The miners of the first shift remained underground. Later their colleagues of the second shift joined them. All in all there are 47 people underground now”, Mikhail Volynets, chairman of the Independent Miners…

Ukraine: mining output up in May 2018

In May industrial output in Ukraine increased by 2.2% MoM and by 2.9% YoY.

According to the State Statistics Service, in January-May the industrial output grew by 102.6%.

In particular, in mining and quarrying it increased by 102%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Kuibyshevskaya mine on fire in occupied Donetsk

The citizens of Donetsk, occupied by pro-Russia terrorist forces, report a massive fire at the Kuibyshevskaya mine.

They also publish photos and videos of the fire in social networks.

The mine has been officially closed since 2009, while its administration building burned down this April. (Ukrainian metal)

Georgia: two dead in mining accident

Two miners have died at an open extraction coal quarry in Tkibuli town. The bodies are already being examined to identify the circumstances of death. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has started an investigation into the case under the Criminal Code, which implies the violation of safety rules in mining. Another six miners died and…

Ukraine: state mines not to get state guarantees

The Cabinet of Ministers has postponed the decision to provide state coalmines with state guarantees on their loans of 1 billion UAH.

According to the Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman, this issue will be addressed later.

State guarantees should have been given to the Mine named after Surgay, Pervomayskugol, Lvivugol, Toretskugol and Selidovugol. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Cabinet to send women to mines

The Cabinet of Ministers asks the Verkhovnaya Rada to cancel the prohibition for women to work in harmful conditions and underground. The corresponding decision was taken at the government meeting on May 10. In particular, it was suggested to eliminated a certain clause in the Labor Code and denounce the International Labor Organization convention on…

Ukraine: state mines on Donbass cut off grid

The state enterprise Regional Power Grid has cut electricity supplies to the mines of Mirnogradugol, Selidovugol, Lisichanskugol, Pervomayskugol and Toretskugol. According to Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners’ Union of Ukraine, state mines of Chervonograd and Volyn were also left without electricity. At present the union is taking actions to restore power supply…

Ukraine: methane explodes at Pokrovskaya mine

Late on April 16 there was an explosion of an air-methane mixture at the Pokrovskaya mine in Donetsk region.

The explosion occurred at the depth of 470 meters on the second south long face.

7 miners were injured. They have been taken to the hospitals in the cities of Kramatorsk and Mirnograd. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: all salary debts to miners cleared

The Ministry of energy and coal industry has cleared all salary debts to state miners. “The government has found funds, and we have fulfilled our obligations to the miners. All of them”, energy minister Igor Nasalik said. Now, according to him, the government has to find funds for the development of the state coal industry.…

Georgia: one dead in mining accident

A miner died last night during underground works in Shukruti mine in the village of Chiatura – a city in the western Georgian region of Imereti. The mining accident claimed the life of 45-year-old Zaza Abramishvili at around 3 am. Georgian American Alloys, the company responsible for the mine, said in a statement that part…

Ukraine: Donbas miners given 365 million UAH to clear salary debts

The state mines in Donbas have received 365 million UAH transferred to partially clear salary debts.

Vice-prime-minister Vladimir Kistion thanked the ministries involved for quick solving of the problem.

Still, miners are striking at all the four mines of the state enterprise Selidovugol. They demand clearing their January salary debt. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Yuzhnodonbasskoye Mine Group orders cage shaft reinforcing

The state enterprise Yuzhnodonbasskoye No. 1 Mine Group has ordered the Girnyk LLC the work to replace reinforcing of the cage shaft valued at 15.17 million UAH.

The works have to be carried within 3 months.

The contractor has to provide a 12-months guarantee. (Ukrainian metal)