Working-class economic struggle in Ukrayina
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- Ukraine Coal Miners Vow to Continue Strike
- Reuter, 8 February 1996. Strikes in Donbass coalfield because of
non-payment of wages. Prime Minister Yevhen Marchuk insists
“market reforms” means a major cut in pay.
- Ukrainian miners stage massive strike
- By Renfrey Clarke, Green Left Weekly, 6 March
1996. Coal miners in Ukraine returned to work on February 16
after one of the hardest-fought strikes in the former Soviet
republic in recent years. The resumption of work followed an
agreement by the government to negotiate with the miners on
their demand for the payment of wages.
- Miners prepare to strike
- ICFTU OnLine, 16 June 1997. Wildcats because of
non-payment of wages.
- Ukraine miners strike
- Workers World, 18 December 1997. Brief notice of
strikes because of 8-month pay arrearage and dangerous working
conditions. Since collapse of USSR, thousands of workers have
gone without pay, and the government is planning to give up on
mining because it is insufficiently profitable.
- Ukrainian miners' grim New Year
- ICEM Update, 18 December 1998. Indefinite
strike over unpaid wages. Miners threaten to burn themselves
to death. The miners are owed more than 800 million US
dollars. They also demand provision in the 1999 budget for
state subsidies to the coal mines.