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The Independent Trade Union of Mine Workers of the Federation is announcing a protest rally in Sarajevo for May 1st. After the protest walk with banners, the miners of seven mines within the Elektroprivreda concern intend to protest in front of the Federal Government building.
A general strike will follow in the first half of May if previous agreements on restructuring and future operation of the mine are not respected.
Zuhdija Tokic, President of the
“On May 1, in a protest march, we will warn the FBiH Government and Elektroprivreda that they cannot deal with miners like this,” Tokic said, adding that they could no longer remain silent. Miners are looking for new investments, specifically in the Kreka mine, there is no investment of 158 million BAM: In Kreka, miners have nothing to work with. Without the help of Public Enterprise Elektroprivreda BiH, we cannot pay the salary. The miners want and can work “, says Tokic.
Miners are aware that reorganization is needed, but also that it is necessary to take care of the systematization of jobs.