Protesters in Gukovo, November 2018. Photo by Vyacheslav Prudnikov for the Caucasian Knot

09 November 2018, 22:38

Gukovo miners decide to hold pickets until full repayment of debt

Today, in Gukovo, 60 people have come to the picket of miners held near the recreation centre of the "Rostovskaya" mine, reports Tatiana Avachyova, a member of the initiative group.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that since mid-2016, former "Kingcoal" workers are regularly holding actions demanding the payment of wage debts and issuance of the due rationed coal.

Tatiana Avachyova has said that at the picket, the protestors discussed a proposal to stop holding protest actions in case if they received humanitarian coal. The proposal was voiced by Lidiya Dunaeva, a member of the initiative group. "She has offered the gathered people to stop holding pickets and wait at home when the remaining debt is paid," Tatiana Avachyova told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

According to the activist, the miners attending the picket did not support the idea voiced by Lidiya Dunaeva. In particular, Viktor Lyashov, a former worker of the "Almaznaya" mine, stated it would be wrong to give up everything when a long distance had been already covered and a large part of the debt had been received. As a result, the participants of the protest action have decided to continue to go on pickets until the remaining debt is paid in full to them.

Tatiana Avachyova noted that on November 8, the amount of the debt was announced at a meeting by City Prosecutor Valery Potseluiko. "We agree with those figures. According to our calculations, about 100 million roubles are needed to pay debt to us in full. The pickets will continue until the debt is covered," Tatiana Avachyova stated.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 9, 2018 at 07:36 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Vyacheslav Prudnikov; Source: CK correspondent

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