Miners’ Day central celebrations in the Rudnik Company

On August 6, the central celebrations of the Miners’ Day and of the Open Day were held for all the Rudnik company employees, retired employees and their families. On that occasion, Trade Minister Tomislav Momirović and Gornji Milanovac Mayor Dejan Kovačević paid a visit to the pit and flotation facilities.

The jubilee awards to employees for the 10th, 20th and 30th respective work anniversaries were presented to the respective employees in the Vojislav Ilić Cultural Centre in Rudnik and so were the respective prizes for the best miners and for the best woman employee in the company for the previous year, as well as a recognition for the oldest mining family, with a total work service of 236 years, to the eleven members of that family and monetary awards for children who took part in a campaign entitled My Parents Work in a Mine.

On the occasion of the central celebrations of the Miners’ Day, the Serbian Independent Trade Union of Metal Workers and the secretary of the Ministry of Mining and Energy presented recognitions to the best miners from the following mines: RMHK “Trepča” – Zvečan, “Rudnik bakra Bor” – Bor, “Rudnik i flotacija Rudnik doo” – Rudnik and “Rudnik bakra Majdanpek” – Majdanpek. Trade Minister Tomislav Momirović, Contango Director Ivan Komatina and the secretary general of the Serbian Independent Trade Union of Metal Workers Slavko Blagojević spoke at the ceremony.

Following the central celebrations of the Miners’ Day, an exhibition of photographs which won the awards within the My Parents Work in a Mine campaign was opened in the Cultural Centre. The participants in the campaign were the Rudnik company employees’ children, aged between 7 and 15. The 1st prize went to Teodor Baltić, the 2nd went to Hristina Jakovljević, whereas the 3rd went to Tara Tomić. The exhibition in the Cultural Centre gallery also featured photographs from the mine, as well as the works from a campaign entitled Women in Mining, which was organized to mark March 8 – International Women’s Day.