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Friday, March 24, 2017

Miners and scientists stormed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine


The miners seized the building of the Ministry of social policy of Ukraine. 80 miners-disabled people on hunger strike in protest against the suspension of payments of compensation to miners affected by the production. And the second day they lie right in the hallway in front of the Cabinet Minister Andriy Reva. The miners did not disperse, but to negotiate with them, the officials do not go, expecting, apparently, that people are tired to sit on the floor. But the miners do not give up, the last night they spent in the Ministry. In social networks the miners from different regions Express their intention to join Lviv inmates”.


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Miners of Lviv region gathered at the building of the Ministry of social policy the day before. The occasion was the suspension of work on the 23 coal mines region. It turned out that these mines are simply unable to ensure proper conditions of safety. It seems that the government cared about the health of the miners, whose lives are in danger. But the closing of the enterprise, the authorities just left the miners without work and without bread, respectively. Among other things, the government because of lack of funds decided not to pay the miners the so-called “regressive ” payment”. All this drove the miners to the walls of the Ministry. Towards evening, without waiting for the response of officials, the miners stormed the building. They were opposed by 20 guards, who, however, chose not to make a fuss and just passed people in the building. As reported on his page in the social network, the Chairman of the Independent trade Union of miners Mikhail Volynets: “Eighty of disabled miners with experience 20-35 years in hard conditions for the extraction of coal, iron ore, manganese, uranium, and various non-ferrous metals, spent the last night on the floor under the Cabinet of Minister of social policy…. Miners with disabilities require modernization of pensions for all pensioners of Ukraine, which have not been reviewed since 2007.

On Wednesday, the situation has not changed — the miners went on strike, officials ignore them. Meanwhile, on Wednesday morning under the building of the Cabinet gathered more than a thousand Ukrainian scientists of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientific personnel of the country were required to increase their funding, as money is currently not hvatet not that research, just for salaries and utilities Academy. “The situation is now with the financing of science, very bad, and it was formed during the last few years, in recent years, reduced funding by half. It is clear that science is now driven to the limit…” – said the Minister of education and science of Ukraine Liliya Hrynevych. Academics were eager to talk with Vice Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko and Minister of Finance Alexander Danyluk. But at the moment the meeting has not yet taken place.

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