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NO RETURN TO STALINIST SHOW TRIALS IN RUSSIA The decision on 25th August by a military court in Russia to sentence the Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov to 20 years in prison and socialist and anti-fascist activist Oleksandr Kolchenko to 10 years has sparked an international outcry.  They are to be held in a high-security […]


John Cryer MP Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party  has submitted an important Early Day Motion in  support of the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine (VPZU), who are in a bitter dispute in Kyiv.   Ukraine Solidarity Campaign urges members of the Labour and Trade Union Movement trade unionists to write to your […]


Urgent Solidarity Needed:    Trolleybus depot workers are still on a hunger strike in Kyiv On 3 February  in Kyiv in the morning  three members of the primary trade union organization of the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of  Ukraine  of Kurynivske trolleybus depot of Municipal Enterprise “Kyivpastrans” have started hunger strike. They demand […]


Ukrainians are living in a unique era. The ‘Euromaidan’ demonstrations in 2014 did not lead to any social reforms and did not overthrow any oligarchs except for former president Viktor Yanukovich. Neo-liberalism continues despite its failure to improve standards of living.


Members Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine (VPZU) were blackmailed, deprived of their bonuses, suspended from the job, evicted from the company-provided housing, and physically attacked. This story takes place in a European capital city — Kyiv, Ukraine. In April 2016 workers of the state-owned transport enterprise Kyivpastrans formed an independent union to […]


SUPPORT  THE UKRAINIAN RAILWAY WORKERS UNION The Ukrainian transport workers at the “Kyivpastrans” bus and trolleybus workplaces of Kyiv are facing increasing pressure to break their union.   The  management have engaged in violence, bullying and discriminatory measures against workers union members.  The the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine ( VPZU)  is appealing […]


We are appealing to you in connection with the outrageous pressure being applied to the local branch of the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine (VPZU) at the Kurenivsky trolleybus depot of Kyivpastrans Communal Enterprise.


UKRAINIAN TEACHERS PICKETED THE GOVERNEMENT On 1 November 2016, teachers of the capital organised picketing of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine protesting against the high tariffs for housing and utility services. The picketing was initiated by the Kyiv City Organisation of Education and Science Workers’ of Ukraine. All […]