Underground protests by miners at Ukraine’s Kryvyi Rhi iron ore plant has entered the 21st day as the authorities of the plant have refused to fulfill the demands of the miners, according to local media reports. Mining operations remain suspended since Sep 3.
The negotiations between the miners and authorities ended within five minutes, the workers said. At one point, nearly 393 workers were protesting underground. On Friday, this number had reached 200.
The protests has affected the plant’s production as the mining operations remain suspended. It is unable to ship products and has not made any profit.
The miners are demanding a 300pc hike in wages and changes in the management of the plant. The plant is one of the biggest iron ore producers in Ukraine and consists of four mines – Hvardiyska, Oktiabrska, Rodina, and Ternivska.