In the hunger strike of workers of the Luchegorsk coal mine in Primorye has already involved 100 people
The number of employees Luchegorsk coal mine in Primorye, which are involved in the hunger strike due to double reduction of salaries and the cuts have reached 100 people. While people continue to perform their duties, reported TASS the representative of the Union coal company Svetlana Parascan.
“At 10:00 local time (03:00 Moscow time) exactly 100 professionals participated in the hunger strike. No one refuses to carry out its duties. While only one participant was sent for a medical examination for health reasons”, she said.
All participants are located in the administrative building of the enterprise. “The employer does not restrict the movement through the building. All spent the night here, nobody went home. Only drink water and sweet tea,” said Parascan.
A Union representative confirmed that the conciliation Commission from among the representatives of the far Eastern generating company (DGK), which includes a coal mine, and the Union has already begun to work. “So far no results. We are determined to continue the action as long as our problems will not be solved”, – said Parascan.
Last Wednesday at the Luchegorsk coal mine began a hunger strike workers. Initially it was attended by 40 people. Workers protest against layoffs and wage cuts – for the year it has decreased in two times. Also employees of the company require the management of the implementation of the branch tariff agreements, according to which coal miners and power engineering are eligible for benefits and guarantees.
Version of of DHA, the cause of the conflict was the failure of Luchegorsky coal mines established performance bonuses, which led to a reduction of the award to employees in August. In DHA noted that other obligations to employees were met.
On the eve of the Governor of Primorsky Krai Vladimir Miklushevsky urged the leadership of the holding “RAO es of the East” and DHA to change managers Luchegorsk coal mine. To resolve the situation in Luchegorsk went Vice-Governor Yevgeny Vishnyakov.
The company “Luchegorsk coal mine” develops Bikin deposits of brown coal, the main consumer of which is the largest power station of the region – Primorskaya GRES. The company employs nearly three thousand people. Also, the company includes the management of railway transport, motor transport, agriculture, and numerous support services.
According to the Union, 400 employees this year was fired from the company, massive cuts are coming and Primorskaya TPP.
Luchegorsk, the administrative center of Pozharsky district of Primorsky Krai, located to the North of Vladivostok at a distance of almost 500 km.