Federation of Mines Workers Union to protest in Sarajevo on Tuesday

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) Federation of Mines Workers Union President Sinan Husic has confirmed to TV1 that there will be a strike by miners on Tuesday in front of the building of the Federation of BiH, and that there is no longer a dilemma that miners will go on strike on September 13th.

Husic said this while commenting on meeting on Monday at the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry, where he met with minister with representatives of the Elektroprivreda BiH, FBiH PUs and management of the Zenica and Breza mines in order to find a solution for blocking the accounts of the Breza and Zenica mines.

On September 7th, miners of Zenica Coal Mine have stopped their work in all the pits on Friday after mine’s accounts were blocked and contributions were not paid to workers.

The strike was announced by miners from the Breza mine.

Nearly 2,800 miners from Zenica and Breza suspend production in all pits due to unpaid money after the Tax Administration blocked accounts for the mines due to taxes and contributions in excess of 200 million BAM.

The meeting of the miners with the representatives of Federal Government is scheduled for September 9th.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federation of BiH Federation of Independent Miners, Sinan Husic, said that an agreement was signed on Friday to perform minimal work at a mine in Zenica during a strike by miners.


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