Trade Unions Warn of Chaotic Situation in Kreka Coal Mines
Sarajevo Times reported that the representatives of the Kreka Coal Mine Trade Union held a meeting with the company’s management, during which they found out that with the unilateral decision of the acting director Husein Trumic the payment of salaries started for July this year, but only for part of the organizational units, more precisely for the surface mines Sikulje and Mramor. Kreka union said “The unilateral decision of the acting director of the Kreka Coal Mine, Husein Trumic, did not provide conditions for the payment of salaries in other organizational units, including the Dubrave Surface Mine, workshop facilities, reclamation in Sicki Brod, and the mine management.”
By the decision of the acting director Husein Trumic, salaries were paid to the bank accounts of some workers employed in the Kreka Coal Mines, and the revolted trade unionists left the joint meeting, going to an extraordinary session, at which they concluded that they would give Trumic a deadline in order to provide funds for the payment of salaries to other employees of the Kreka Mine. Furthermore, Trumic was given a deadline to withdraw the decision on stopping the work of Dubrave Surface Mine, considering that, according to the information of the head of that unit, the conditions for the uninterrupted continuation of the production process have been met.
The situation in the Kreka Coal Mines culminated a few days ago, when 111 employees were sent on hold, and the miners were banned from holding a general strike.