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Karina Manukyan

Strike ended: Leadership of Akhtala mining and processing plant  satisfied the demands of workers

Strike ended: Leadership of Akhtala mining and processing plant  satisfied the demands of workers

ArmInfo.Akhtala mining and processing plant workers stopped the strike, which began on February 12.  Chairman of the Branch Union of Trade Union Organizations of  Miners, Metallurgists and Jewellers of Republic of Armenia Eduard  Pahlevanyan informed ArmInfo correspontent.

Yesterday, Pahlevanyan met with the leadership of the Akhtala mining  and processing plant, during which the demands of about 50 strikers  were discussed. As a result of the negotiations, it was decided to  satisfy all eight points of the protesting workers of the plant,  which related to raising wages and improving working conditions.  According to Pahlevanyan, the average salary in the plant, which is  200-250 thousand drams, will be increased by 30-40%. <The end of the  strike does not mean that there are no more problems.  Ahead is a  process to bring working conditions in line with existing safety  standards and rules>, he said.

To note, the Akhtala mining and processing plant operates the  Shamlukh copper deposit in the Lori region of Armenia. 

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