Acting Chairman of the Board of PJSC "Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant " (KZhRK, Dnepropetrovsk region) Sergei Novak ordered to begin preparations for the conservation of all four mines of the plant, said the leader of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) Mikhail Volynets on his Facebook page in Wednesday.
"Today, the acting head of the KZhRK Sergey Novak instructed the deputies, technical workers to start preparing for the conservation of all four mines of the KZhRK. This is another way of tactical, psychological pressure on workers. Because in the event of such actions, the administration itself brings the enterprise to the loss of internal and external contracts, which will damage not only the team, but also the owners, "Volynets wrote.
According to him, in response to such actions, employees point to the possibility of reprivatizing the plant.
The agency "Interfax-Ukraine " has not been able to obtain official confirmation of this information to date.
"Sergei Borisovich (Novak - IF ) is now on the outskirts of the city (not in Kiev). Besides him, no one can answer these questions, " - explained to the agency at the reception.
In another post by Volynts on Facebook, it is reported that NPGU received a letter from the Federation of Trade Union of Workers of Chemical Industries and Energy Resources of the Republic of Moldova with words of support to the workers of KZHRK who defend decent working conditions and wages.
As reported, the miners of the "Zhovtnev " KZHRK mine on September 3 remained underground as part of a protest. Later they were joined by workers from other mines of the enterprise. General requirements: increase in wages, improvement of working conditions, return of preferential service according to lists 1, 2, termination of violations during certification.
As of September 16, 2020, 184 miners of KZhRK mines continue an underground protest. On September 15, an indefinite protest action began in Kiev.
Mine "Zhovtneva ", "Batkivshchyna ", "Guards " and "Ternovskaya " are part of PJSC "KZHRK ".
KZhRK specializes in underground iron ore mining. The number of employees at the end of 2019 is 7,411 thousand people.
Operational management of the enterprise is carried out by the "Privat " group.
According to NDU data for the second quarter of 2020, the main shareholder of KZHRK is Starmill Limited, which owns 99.8812% of its shares.
The authorized capital of the enterprise is 1 billion 991.233 million UAH.