Billionaire Konstantin Strukov forgot to pay miners

The miners of the Darasun mine in the Trans-Baikal Territory, which is owned by the oligarch, started a strike. 
Requirements 80 miners LLC Darasunsky Rudnik in the Trans-Baikal Territory, which on May 17 refused to climb from the mine until they were paid wages for April, partially fulfilled. They managed to agree on charging wages at a higher ratio. Another of the conditions for coming to the surface was a meeting with Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in the Siberian Federal District Sergey Menaylo, which will be held on Friday. In addition to Mr. Meneilo, the governor of the region, Natalia Zhdanova and the regional prosecutor Vasily Voykin left for the protesters. The situation was checked by the regional investigation department of the TFR.

In the Tungokochensky district of the Trans-Baikal Territory, 80 employees of OOO Darasunsky Rudnik, after meeting with the governor, came to the surface. In the mine depth of more than 400 m they descended May 17 at 20:00 local time. The miners demanded that they return their debts on wages. As the head of the Tungokochen district Mahmet Izmaylov, who was at the scene, told Kommersant,

The miners demanded to pay their wages for April and expressed disagreement with the amount of money that they were ready to list the leadership.

"They were initially promised to pay a certain amount, and as a result, the owner decided that they did not work very well, and considered the salary at a different ratio," Mr. Izmailov told Kommersant. To such an extreme measure as the strike of the miners resorted because on May 31 they are running out of watch, and they are afraid that they will not get any money at all. "They are from different regions. There are from Kemerovo, even from Kazakhstan, "said Mahmet Izmaylov. According to him, the management of the mine promised that the money will be sent to the miners' cards today by 6 pm local time. The head of the Tungokochen district said that the deputy district prosecutor persuaded the miners to go to the ground, but they refused, saying that they would be able to get money quickly. For the strikers, food and ambulances were organized in case someone felt unwell. "Now everyone is feeling well," Mr. Izmailov added.

The striking miners were the authorized representative of the president in the Siberian Federal District Sergei Menaylo, the governor of the region Natalia Zhdanova, the regional prosecutor Vasiliy Voikin. "They were supposed to fly by helicopter, but because of wind gusts of 35 m / s, they did not give a take-off. As a result, they go to us by car, "said Mahmet Izmaylov. He also said that there were no representatives of the owner on the spot. In the apparatus of Sergei Menyaylo reported that the meeting of miners with the plenipotentiary on which the miners insisted, will be held on Friday.

The meeting ended with representatives of the owner, it was decided to raise incentive payments (coefficient of labor participation, KTU) from 0.3 to 0.7 for sinkers, and from 0.3 to 0.5 for temporary workers. Workers decided to climb out of the mine and stop the action. That is, we are talking about an increase in the coefficient from 0.3 to 0.5 - 0.7.

The owner of LLC "Darasunsky Rudnik" is the Group of companies "Yuzhuralzoloto", registered in the Chelyabinsk region. Development of the deposit has been conducted since 1916. The representative of the owner has already stated that due to unprofitability the mine is going to close. The owner of "Yuzhuralzoloto" is the businessman Konstantin Strukov, whose fortune magazine Forbes in 2017 estimated at 950 million dollars (108th place in the rating of the richest businessmen of the Russian Federation).

Investigative management of the TFR in the Trans-Baikal region, meanwhile, started a pre-investigation check on the facts of non-payment of wages. "The head of the regional SU RAS Yuri Rusanov instructed the investigators to go to the specified enterprise and on the spot to find out the causes and circumstances of the incident," said senior assistant manager Yegor Markov. The investigators have already arrived and work together with the prosecutors. If the facts of salary delay are confirmed, a procedural decision will be made. The prosecutor's office of the Trans-Baikal region reported that 40 strikers of the Republic of Kazakhstan are on strike. According to the agency, the company was supposed to transfer the salary for April as early as May 15, the debt is in front of all 820 employees of this organization.