Workers of two workshops went on strike at the Alchevsk Metallurgical Plant (AMP), located in the occupied part of Luhansk oblast. This is reported by the "Luhansk inside" blogger.
Reportedly, on February 13, the railway workshop, the workers of which made a number of demands to the management (the strike is currently ongoing), went on strike and completely stopped its operation due to wage arrears. The blast-furnace shop is on strike for the same reason.
This information is indirectly confirmed by separatist media. According to the local journalists, wives of the AMK employees gathered to picket the "administration" of the "LNR" leader Leonid Pasechnik and wrote an appeal to him.
"We are tired of beating our head against the wall of misunderstanding and indifference! The companyˈs management gives ambiguous answers to our repeated appeals, filled with empty promises and assurances that everything will be fine. For the second year now, the companyˈs salary has been constantly delayed. The debt is two months as of today. At the same time, the prices are high, we all need to feed our families, pay utilities, send our children to school! Tell me, how can we do this in the current situation, when we see the money on big holidays? Alongside this, the situation with labor protection and social benefits is getting worse from year to year! We are afraid for the lives of our husbands, who leave for the workshop without basic means of protection, and we have already forgotten about sick leaves and trips to sanatoriums", - the collective appeal of the workersˈ wives to the "LNR" leader said.
Let us recall that in December 2017, the Industrial Union of Donbass Corporation de facto lost control of the Alchevsk production assets and office premises. According to unofficial information, control over the AMP was seized by the Abkhazian ZAO Vneshtorgservis, which is associated with fugitive Serhiy Kurchenko.
Let us recall that the Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi stated that Serhiy Kurchenko manages the Alchevsk and Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works.
As previously reported, director general of the Industrial Union of Donbass Corporation Oleh Mkrtchan was sentenced to 9 years in a general regime penal colony by a court in Moscow.