LARGEST UKRAINIAN MINERS' UNION WANTS GOVERNMENT TO RESIGN. The Independent Miners' Union has called for Ukrainian Prime Minister Valeriy Pustovoytenko and his cabinet to resign and has asked the parliament to consider the demand, AP reported on 14 September. Union leader Mykhaylo Volynets said that a June government resolution to pay wage arrears is not being honored. Ukrainian miners are owed some 2.2 billion hryvni ($860 million) by the state. Volynets said the decision to call for the government's resignation was made because the union fears money earmarked for the miners will be spent on next year's presidential elections and on servicing the foreign debt. PB