13:45 04.01.2016

Coalminers from Lviv region plan to block customs checkpoints at border with Poland on Jan 12

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Coalminers from Lviv region plan to block customs checkpoints at border with Poland on Jan 12

Chairman of Ukrainian Miners' Independent Trade Union Mykhailo Volynets announces that personnel of Lviv region's coalmines who are now on strike are planning to block customs checkpoints at the border with Poland on January 12.

"The coalminers are not sure that they'll get payment in January and in February. The local organization of the independent workers of Ukraine had a meeting yesterday. Another trade union is also about to act. A decision was taken to hold meetings at other coalmines in Lviv region, which should decide whether they are going to join the strike or not," Volynets wrote on Facebook on Monday.

He wrote the miners would block the customs checkpoints with Poland on January 12 to attract the public's attention.

"A decision has been taken that the customs checkpoints with Poland will be blocked on January 12 to attract the attention of not only the government to the mess happening in the fuel and energy complex and nonfeasance of [Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry] Minister [Volodymyr] Demchyshyn and his team, but also the international community," he added.

According to mass media, personnel of state-run Lviv V uhillia's Stepna coalmine located in the village of Hlukhiv, Lviv region, went on strike on January 2, demanding the repayment of delayed wages.

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