Russia: REMZ employees on strike

On April 8-9, the cities of Shakhty and Rostov-on-Don witnessed strikes as to the situation on the Rostov Electrometallurgical Works, which stopped paying salary to its employees in January. The employees protested against the violation of the labor legislation. They addressed the local authorities asking them to deal with the REMZ owner Vadim Varshavsky and…

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Russia: Russian Coal output up in Q1 2017

In January-March Russian Coal mined 4.045 million tons of coal, up by 8% YoY. The highest growth in output was demonstrated by the enterprises of Krasnoyarskkraiugol – up by 16%. The company explains this with the high demand from the Asia-Pacific region. “Despite the decrease in coal consumption in Europe, the demand for this fuel…

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Ukraine: Poroshenko to confiscate coal

The president of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko suggests taking coal from Ukrainian power companies if they import it from Russia. “The next issue that the president is going to discuss with the National Security Council is the possibility of confiscating coal, which is sent from the occupied mines in Donbass to Russia, and then sold back…

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