Gas workers protest over gas prices and pay

On Wednesday, August 6, the Trade Union of Gas Facilities Workers of Ukraine organized a demonstration to demand a review of the tariffs for gas transportation and delivery. More than 3,000 trade union members - employees of gas distribution companies picketed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Ivan Yarovy, chairman of the trade union, said that higher tariffs would enable gas distribution companies to increase the wages of all their employees. Besides, regional gas distribution companies' low tariffs for transportation of natural gas were the main reason for the increase in the number of accidents in gas networks. Participants in the rally warmly welcomed a letter of support from PSI general secretary, Peter Waldorf.