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KZhRK miners' strike threatens with loss of sales markets without prospects of their return

Mining industry / Ukraine

This statement was made in the press service of PJSC "Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant" against the background of the ongoing protest of miners dissatisfied with their wages.

KZhRK miners' strike threatens with loss of sales markets without prospects of their return

The stoppage of production has already caused appeals from European consumers of the products of the PJSC "Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant" regarding non-compliance with the terms of the concluded contracts, and also threatens to lose markets in favor of other suppliers with a weak prospect of their return. stated in press service of PJSC "Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant" (KZhRK).

On behalf of the administration, in order to resolve the labor conflict, as well as prevent the spread of rumors and falsifications, the press service of the KZHRK decided to inform the employees of the enterprise, heads of trade unions, the country's leadership, residents of Krivoy Rog and citizens of Ukraine about the situation at the enterprise, measures were taken and the state of negotiations with mine workers.

As of 8:00 on September 16, a group of miners from the Rodina (76), Oktyabrskaya (25), Gvardeyskaya (34) and Ternovskaya (49) mines, 184 people on their own the initiative and in violation of the work schedule remain in the underground workings.

Among the miners' demands are an increase in wages, dismissal of management, return of preferential service according to lists No. 1 and No. 2 and suppression of violations during certification.

The press service of KZHRK focused on the fact that due to the fact that written requirements from the labor collective did not come to the administration of the enterprise and, accordingly, the administration did not declare refusals to fulfill any written requirements of the labor collective, in accordance with the current by law, the actions of the protesters do not fall under the definition of a strike and are not a strike.

"In addition, the law expressly stipulates (Article 24, first part) that it is prohibited to hold a strike, provided that the termination of work by workers poses a threat to the life and health of people, the environment or prevents a natural disaster, accidents, catastrophes," they noted in the press service of KZhRK.

They recalled that the administration of the enterprise, on its own initiative, adopted and promulgated the "Memorandum of Understanding and the fulfillment of counter-requirements between the administration and employees of PJSC" Kryvbaszhelezrudkom "aimed at eliminating the causes and consequences, due to the shifts ". In the document, the administration unilaterally announced its readiness to resolve the conflict.

According to the Memorandum, order No. 3850 of 09/10/2020 "On the increase in tariff rates and official salaries from 09/01/2020" from 10% to 25% was issued. According to order No. 3864 of 09/11/2020, the list of occupations of workers for whom tariff rates and official salaries are increased by 25% have been supplemented.

For the purpose of further settlement, the administration of PJSC "Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant" sent an appeal to the chairman of the primary trade union organization of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, PJSC "Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant" and to the chairman of the primary organization of the Trade Union of Workers of the Metallurgical and Mining Industry of Ukraine, PJSC "Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant" with a proposal to create a joint commission to review pay systems.

In recent days, the administration of PJSC "Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant" has repeatedly appeared in open sources and continues to insist on establishing a constructive dialogue with all interested parties in order to resolve the conflict by looking for a compromise based on the requirements of current legislation.

KZhRK emphasized that the further stay of the protesters in the underground workings without actual intention to resolve the conflict through a constructive dialogue with the administration in the manner determined by Ukrainian legislation not only endangers the employees of the enterprise, but also creates consequences that will negatively affect work for a long period. reduce the ability of the enterprise to fulfill its financial responsibilities.

The press service of the KZHRK warned politicians against attempts to use the current situation at the enterprise to achieve personal political goals, inciting employees of the enterprise and their families to illegal and destructive actions.

“All responsibility for the possible deterioration of the health of persons who are in the underground workings in protest, as well as the inevitable, probably irreversible negative consequences for the enterprise, fall on such irresponsible political adventurers. Once again we emphasize the desire of the administration to move in a constructive direction, in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine, to resolve the conflict situation and restore the operation of the enterprise, "the press service of KZHRK summed up.

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