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3000 People Will Be Fired At Khimprom
February 19, 2015 14:50


More than three thousand people will be dismissed at the Volgograd “Khimprom”.

According to “Interfax”, this was reported by theTemporary Acting Deputy Head of the State Labour Inspectorate in Volgograd Oblast Sergei Pedchenko.

The company had fired 800 people in late January. “In the nearest future employment relationships with the next group of workers are to be terminated. That is, the owner has decided to divide the dismissal into several parts” – Pedchenko reported. According to him, no violations of labor law were detected during the reduction of staff at the plant. “So far, all goes according to law. It is hard to say what happens next, because we can control the situation only through labour law”- he noted.

A meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich was held in the government in January 2015 at the initiative of the Governor of Volgograd Oblast Andrei Bocharov. The discussion touched upon the issues of the reorganization of “Khimprom” and further use of the production site. The Head of the region received the support of Moscow in the issue of focusing on several production sectors of the enterprise that are unique to Russia. In particular, they talked about calcium carbide, emulsion polyvinyl chloride and perchlorethylene. It was decided to keep these sectors.

In March of last year “Khimprom” began to stop production due to limitation of power supply, and it was completely stopped on September 24 in connection with the termination of gas supply. In November 2013 the Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich commissioned “Rostech”, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Finance and Rostekhnadzor to prepare a coordinated plan for the liquidation of the industrial complex of the Volgograd “Khimprom”.

In February of this year “Rostech” sent the conservation plan to relevant departments, according to this plan, the company will completely stop production by March 2014 and will be closed by May 1, 2016. In April 2009 the Court introduced a monitoring procedure concerning “Khimprom” by the demand of the energy trader “Nizhnovatomenergosbyt”, the debt of “Khimprom” before the mentioned trader making up 757 million roubles. In November 2012 the company commenced bankruptcy proceedings.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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