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Workers of the only uranium mining enterprise in Ukraine prepare for protests

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Vostochny Mining and Processing Plant is the only enterprise in Ukraine that provides the extraction of natural uranium and the production of its oxide concentrate.

Workers of the only uranium mining enterprise in Ukraine prepare for protests

In the collectives of the subdivisions of the State Enterprise "Vostochny Mining and Processing Plant" (SE "VostGOK"), there is an increase in dissatisfaction with the current situation with late payment and with the existing level of wages, employees are ready for decisive action. This was stated by the Deputy Chairman of the Air Defense Forces A. Karpov during an operational meeting on the financial condition and further ways to ensure the stable operation of the enterprise.

I.O. Anton Bendyk, General Director of SE "VostGOK" noted that the administration of the enterprise is interested in solving problematic issues in all possible civilized ways in favor of the team.

According to him, negotiations with the leadership of Energoatom are continuing today to sign an additional agreement to the current contract on the volumes and prices of finished products for 2021.

One of the conditions of the SE "VostGOK" called the increase in the price of uranium oxide concentrate, taking into account the increase in the level of wages. To date, only two components of the transaction have been agreed - the volumes and terms of payment for the delivered products. As for increasing the cost of uranium, no agreement has been found with the Energoatom administration yet.

According to A. Bendik, the Prime Minister of Ukraine D. Shmygal had to be included in the discussion of this issue. In case of failure to reach an agreement with NNEGC, the issue of reimbursement from the state budget of the difference between the price approved in the contract and the one required to increase the salaries of the employees of SE VostGOK is being considered.

Only if the price of finished products increases, the company will be able to stabilize the situation, the top manager summed up.

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Vostochny Ore Mining and Processing Plant is one of 28 uranium mining centers in the world, among which it is in the top ten, and is also the largest in Europe.

Vostochny Mining and Processing Plant is the only enterprise in Ukraine that provides the extraction of natural uranium and the production of its oxide concentrate.

The plant's two operating uranium mines are, in terms of their energy equivalent, equivalent to 60 coal mines, in other words, one third of the entire Donbass.

The plant is geographically located in two regions: Dnepropetrovsk and Kirovograd, the central office is located in the city of Zheltye Vody, Dnepropetrovsk region.

The main product of the plant is natural uranium concentrate.

VostGOK also produces sulfuric acid and mining equipment. The plant provides transport services (auto and rail), repair and construction, research and development, communication services, etc.

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