The striking miners of the Sverdlovsk region demand a video conference with the Russian president and flatly refuse to go up from the mine. Obviously, everything is serious, since it comes to the last possible instance. What happened?
Here, by the way, is a clear illustration of whose management is more effective, private or public. The Mariinsky mine, where emeralds are mined, is not some private shop, quite a state one. Two years ago, management changed in the higher structure managing it. The new management decided that adits are yesterday, and it is more practical to extract stones using an open method. But it was smooth on paper, but it turned out that the money was only enough to pay debts for electricity. State-owned miners were no longer paid salaries.
And then they threatened mass layoffs. Like, we will fire the troublemakers in the first place – at least one and a half hundred workers.
So far, 76 miners have refused to go to the surface, but, knowing about their solidarity – and the miners’ unions are perhaps the only ones in Russia that know how to get their way under any circumstances – it is not clear what will happen next.
It would seem that what is easier – the local prosecutor’s office to check compliance with the law and report to the top. But they started talking about the prosecutor’s check only when it came to the scandal with the workers’ refusal to go upstairs from the mine. The management of the mine should have created a working group to sort things out with “successful managers” and clearly state how the heart calmed down, but this was done belatedly (by the way, was it done? Different rumors come from the village of Malyshevo, you don’t know who and what to believe) . Here, by the way, is such a rumor: the Chinese are allegedly buying out the mine and Russian workers are being fired in order to make room for miners from the Middle Kingdom. Another, no less disturbing rumor is that in the future the mine will be mothballed. There will be some kind of “new investment project”, say “effective managers”, “providing for the construction of its own flotation plant and open-pit mining of ore in the depths of the dumps of the Malyshevskoye and Aulskoye deposits.” The miners are certainly delighted with such an explanation – everything is clear, isn’t it? Especially in terms of wage cuts and payments.
The sound of miners’ helmets on the Humpbacked Bridge was a nightmare for managers for a long time. Is everything coming back?
Obviously, the extreme ones should not be sought in the federal government and, perhaps, not in the leadership of the industry – rather, these are questions for the Sverdlovsk regional administration and the governor. Perhaps, and to the head of the Malyshevsky district, Maria Rubtsova. She, let’s give her her due, at least tries to negotiate with the conflicting parties, does not withdraw herself. She is also trying to find out what is happening with the employment of laid-off miners. And the rest of the officials are silent for some reason. Looking forward to a video conference with the President of Russia?