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Worker Strike at Polish Coal Miner PGG

Coal News - Published on Wed, 19 Feb 2020

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Miners at Poland's biggest coal producer, state-run PGG, staged a two-hour strike early on Monday, warning they will not renounce demands for a 12 per cent pay rise and a clear national energy plan guaranteeing a future role for coal. Coal trade union Solidarity head Mr Boguslaw Hutek said "We hope that this week we can meet with the government representatives, because the issue of a salary rise is still unsolved. We also want to know what Poland's future energy mix will look like. If there is no agreement with PGG management and the government, PGG miners will protest in Warsaw on February 28.”

PGG Chief Executive Mr Tomasz Rogala appealed for patience from union leaders. He said "Our offer is: let's be cautious, as we see what is going on around coal mining. Let's wait until the end of the first half of the year. In July we will analyse and calculate everything.”

The protest comes as PGG grapples with falling demand for coal and EU pressure to fight climate change.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 19 Feb 2020
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