The highest increase was recorded at coke plants
In October 2020, average salaries in Ukraine’s mining & metals sector increased in all segments. Coke plants demonstrated the biggest increase in salaries, 9.9% up to ₴19.4 thousand, according to the data provided by the Trade Union of Metallurgists and Miners of Ukraine (TUMMU).
In October, average salaries in the mining & metals sector were as follows:
- mining industry — ₴18.3 thousand (+5.4% against September);
- pipe industry — ₴13.7 thousand (+4.9%);
- iron and steel industry — ₴17.7 thousand (+6.2%);
- non-ferrous metals industry — ₴10.4 thousand (+1.4%).
In October, the average salary in industry was ₴13.2 thousand (+0.4%) against Ukraine’s average of ₴12.2 thousand (+1.5%).
As reported earlier, in September 2020, average salaries in Ukraine’s mining & metals sector decreased in all segments, though the decrease was mainly minor. Coke plants demonstrated the biggest decrease in salaries, 6.2% down to ₴17.6 thousand.
In 2019, salaries in the mining & metals sector were up by an average of 25–30%. Salaries of employees of coke plants were the highest last year, whereas those of employees of pipe and ferroalloy companies were the lowest.