‘Please stand with Ukraine and help us win this war’

Nataliya Levytska  deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine. Nataliya Levytska is deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine  represented the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Congress,in Australia.   During her visit she spoke with   Green Left about the situation of Ukrainian … Continue reading ‘Please stand with Ukraine and help us win this war’

UKRAINIAN UNIONS CALL ON THE ITUC TO EXPEL PUTIN’S PUPPET RUSSIAN TRADE UNIONS

BUT BRITISH TUC BACKS RUSSIAN PRO-WAR PUPPETS AT ITUC WORLD CONGRESS The ITUC — the world’s largest global trade union confederation, with 331 affiliated organisations in more than 160 countries has started its —fifth world congress in Melbourne, Australia. In a motion to the ITUC , the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU), … Continue reading UKRAINIAN UNIONS CALL ON THE ITUC TO EXPEL PUTIN’S PUPPET RUSSIAN TRADE UNIONS

Statement by Ukrainian Feminists in Solidarity with Iranian Women

We, Ukrainian feminists, express our solidarity with Iranian uprising, triggered by the brutal murder of Mahsa Amini by the Iranian Morality Police. Thousands of women responded to this crime by going out on the streets, cutting their hair and publicly taking off and burning hijabs as a symbol of their oppression. What started as a protest against … Continue reading Statement by Ukrainian Feminists in Solidarity with Iranian Women

STATE AGENCIES BEING  MISUSED TO ATTACK FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS IN UKRAINE

ARMA, SBI, TRETIAKOVA AND CO. AND TRADE UNION PROPERTY Representatives of the ruling party in Ukraine are using the newly established law enforcement agencies (the SBI and the ARMA), which were created on recommendation of international partners, to put pressure on trade unions. The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is a law enforcement agency of … Continue reading STATE AGENCIES BEING  MISUSED TO ATTACK FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS IN UKRAINE

The Party of European Socialists Congress on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Party of European Socialists brings together the Socialist, Social Democratic and Labour Parties of the European  Union.  The PES  Congress took place in Berlin recently and aadopted a resolution which covered the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Also in attendance was SD Platform from Ukraine. Extracts from the Congress resolution are published below - full … Continue reading The Party of European Socialists Congress on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Nottingham: Ukraine Must Win! Disarm Putin Now!

As Russia increases the scale and barbarity of its terrorist attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine, it is essential that we continue to support Ukraine achieve its victory. Join us as we march from Sherwood Community Centre to raise awareness in the local area and hear personal stories from the Ukrainian community. Marching … Continue reading Nottingham: Ukraine Must Win! Disarm Putin Now!

SD Platform Ukraine: Statement on Russian Missile Strikes

Russia attacked Ukraine with 83 missiles and 17 kamikaze drones across entire Ukraine today. 45 missiles were intercepted, and 9 Iran-supplied kamikaze drones were destroyed by Air Defense Forces. Kyiv, Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnytskyi, Zaporizhzhia, Zhytomyr, Kropyvnytskyi, Kremenchuk, Sumy, Kharkiv, and Dnipro were hit by shelling. According to preliminary data, 11 people died and 64 … Continue reading SD Platform Ukraine: Statement on Russian Missile Strikes

Ukrainian Democratic Socialists Stand on the War and Future of Ukraine

The people of Ukraine have been facing hard challenges, yet they have proven their ability to fight for the right to decide on their own fate, and their determination to defend the country and to end the war as soon as possible. The authorities and representatives of market-fundamentalist ideology, together with big business, keep pushing … Continue reading Ukrainian Democratic Socialists Stand on the War and Future of Ukraine

Україна: голоси опору та солідарності

 Вийшла друком збірка написаних під час триваючої повномасштабної війни матеріалів українських та зарубіжних лівих під назвою «Ukraine voices of resistance and solidarity». Зокрема, до збірки увійшли статті активістів і активісток ГО «Соціальний рух» (Т. Білоуса, В. Дудіна, В. Пігуль, Ю. Юрченко). Також у збірці присутні праці М.Антоніва, Дж.-П. Хімки, О.Дутчак, Н.Левицької, Е.Тюсена, Б.Ференса, І.Будрайтскіса, Н.Воробйова, … Continue reading Україна: голоси опору та солідарності

FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS OF UKRAINE, ITS AFFILIATES PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF RUSSIAN ARMED AGGRESSION

For over 8 months, Ukraine has been heroically resisting the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation. The invaders destroy our companies, infrastructure facilities, shell residential areas, torture and kill Ukrainians. In conditions of aggressive hostilities, the life of Ukrainian people has significantly deteriorated. Many thousands of Ukrainian citizens were left without work, without a roof … Continue reading FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS OF UKRAINE, ITS AFFILIATES PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF RUSSIAN ARMED AGGRESSION

Remembrance done wrong. Patriotic narratives, Left-wing history and constructed imageries of Ukrainian national remembrance policies

Vladyslav Starodubtsev A demonstration in Kyiv during the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917 “I wanted to dedicate this step to one thing – if we want understanding and national unity, we must live on the true story. Lies will not lead to partnership,” — famous quote by Ukrainian president Viktor Uschenko on the granting Stepan Bandera status … Continue reading Remembrance done wrong. Patriotic narratives, Left-wing history and constructed imageries of Ukrainian national remembrance policies

Video: How Can Labour Help Ukraine Win Meeting at Labour Party Conference

In case you missed our powerful fringe event on Ukraine in Liverpool last week at the end of Labour Party Conference you can watch it here. With Alena Ivanova Christopher Ford Alex Sobel MP, Tessa Millican (Chair of Open Labour) Simon Wheeler (Assistant Gen Sec ASLEF) Stephen Doughty MP & two Ukrainian speakers inc the … Continue reading Video: How Can Labour Help Ukraine Win Meeting at Labour Party Conference

UKRAINE MUST WIN! VOTE FOR THE NUM MOTION AT LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE 2022

The Labour Party Annual Conference starts on Sunday 25 in Liverpool.  The conference takes place as the Ukrainian people are fighting for their freedom from Russian Imperialism.  The National Union of Mineworkers, which is affiliated to the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign, has submitted a motion to the Labour Party Conference on Ukraine. It sets out a … Continue reading UKRAINE MUST WIN! VOTE FOR THE NUM MOTION AT LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE 2022

UKRAINE: Voices of resistance and solidarity

A collection of recent writings by Ukrainians and socialists around the world You can obtain a copy of this exciting new book here: Ukraine voices of resistance and solidarity ABOUT THE BOOK This is an extremely important book published at this tragic moment when our country has been invaded. It builds a bridge of solidarity … Continue reading UKRAINE: Voices of resistance and solidarity

UKRAINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS MEETING

Report back of delegation to Ukraine - Monday 5 September, 20:00 (London) UKRAINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS MEETING: Monday 5 September, 20:00 (London) Report back of delegation to Ukraineby Alena Ivanov and Christopher FordLatest situation in the countrywith speaker directly from Ukraine on current situation REGISTER HERE for the meeting. News and analysisNew Aid Delivery To … Continue reading UKRAINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS MEETING

Unions Strive to Keep Ukraine’s Mines Running, Protect Civilians and Appeal for Solidarity

Nataliya Levytska (left) Interview with Nataliya Levytska Deputy Chairperson of the NGPU (Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine), by Christopher Ford, Ukraine Solidarity Campaign.  This interview will be appear in the new book UKRAINE Voices of Resistance and Solidarity which will be published shortly. Thank you to Yuliya Ivanova for translation. Ukrainian trade union's demonstration - … Continue reading Unions Strive to Keep Ukraine’s Mines Running, Protect Civilians and Appeal for Solidarity

International Celebration of Ukraine’s Independence in Kyiv

A delegation from the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign  participated in an event hosted by Соціальний рух  (Social Movement) in Kyiv on 24 August. The event was chaired by Vitaliy Dudin of Social Movement and Speakers were:  Andriy Zdorov (Odesa) and Serhiy Hirík (Kyiv) historians of the Ukrainian socialist movement, and from the UK: Alena Ivanova of … Continue reading International Celebration of Ukraine’s Independence in Kyiv

REPORT FROM BORODYANKA, BUCHA AND IRPEN – BARBARISM OF THE RUSSIAN INVASION

A scene from Borodyanka (photo by Simon Weller) On 26 August 2022, a delegation from the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign was taken to Borodyanka, Bucha and Irpen, areas which are just north of Kyiv.   These places were under Russian occupation from when the invasion began on 24 February until early April. Following liberation, it became clear … Continue reading REPORT FROM BORODYANKA, BUCHA AND IRPEN – BARBARISM OF THE RUSSIAN INVASION

New Aid Delivery To Ukrainian Trade Unions

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign is pleased to report that on 27 August, with the generous of assistance of John Abbey,  much needed aid was delivered to the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) in Kyiv. Present was Simon Weller, Assistant General Secretary of ASLEF,  Alena Ivanova of Another Europe is Possible and Christopher … Continue reading New Aid Delivery To Ukrainian Trade Unions

Ukraine: Support workers’ struggle for labour and union rights

TRADE UNION LEADERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CALL FOR A VETO ON THE DRAFT LAW NO 5371 - The Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine initiated a worldwide campaign to sign a petition against introduction of the draft law No 5371. A petition to this effect has already been posted on the LabourStart website and … Continue reading Ukraine: Support workers’ struggle for labour and union rights

UNION AID: SUPPORT UKRAINE MINEWORKERS’ RESISTANCE

Help us raise funds to support Ukraine's miners' unions, supporting their members resisting the Russian invasion. Donate Here:  Union Aid Crowdfunder Ukraine's miners trade unions – the Independent Trade Union of Ukrainian Miners (NGPU) and the Trade Union of Coal Industry Workers of Ukraine (PRUP) – have made urgent appeals for aid to assist their … Continue reading UNION AID: SUPPORT UKRAINE MINEWORKERS’ RESISTANCE

UKRAINE MUST WIN: MODEL MOTION FOR LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE

The 2022 Labour Party Annual Conference takes place in Liverpool from Sunday 25 to Wednesday 28 September.  Every CLP, trade union and other affiliated organisations are entitled to send delegates and motions to Annual Conference. The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign has produced a model motion which takes a clear position of solidarity with Ukraine and its’s … Continue reading UKRAINE MUST WIN: MODEL MOTION FOR LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE

JOINT APPEAL BY UKRAINIAN TRADE UNIONS AGAINST ATTACK ON WORKERS RIGHTS

We publish below a joint appeal to President Zelensky by all the trade union federations of Ukraine in opposition to the  Law 5161 introducing “zero-hour” contracts and Law 5371 abolishing labour rights in Small and Medium Enterprises, which were approved in their second reading by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 19. These laws will abolish … Continue reading JOINT APPEAL BY UKRAINIAN TRADE UNIONS AGAINST ATTACK ON WORKERS RIGHTS

Union Aid Arrives for Miners Resistance in Ukraine

Ukraine Solidarity Campaign coordinating with trade unions, NUM, GMB and ASLEF has delivered a vehicle and medical equipment to mineworkers in Ukraine.  This is part of an ongoing effort to raise finances for aid to the mineworkers trade unions in Ukraine whose members are engaged in resisting the invasion. The supplies, including a heavy 4x4 … Continue reading Union Aid Arrives for Miners Resistance in Ukraine

URGENT FINANCIAL APPEAL TO AID THE UKRAINIAN MINEWORKERS RESISTANCE

Since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the mining communities of Donbas have faced relentless attack and bombardment.  In response mine workers through their trade unions and labour collectives have organised to aid and support to the resistance, helping miners in the volunteer Territorial Defence Force, local battalions of the National Guard and the Armed … Continue reading URGENT FINANCIAL APPEAL TO AID THE UKRAINIAN MINEWORKERS RESISTANCE

Campaign success: Cancel Ukraine’sdebt

Ukraine’s lenders have agreed to campaigners’ demands to suspend the country’s debt repayments for around two years. This will free up billions of dollars to enable the Ukrainian people to address the severe humanitarian crisis and costs of the Russian invasion.  The Ukrainian government yesterday requested that government creditors and bondholders agree to a suspension of repayments … Continue reading Campaign success: Cancel Ukraine’sdebt

Ukraine: While workers defend the country, parliament turns against them

Trade Unionists organised in the Territorial Defence Force Ukraine's Parliament has passed two bills that obliterate workers' rights to collective bargaining and other fundamental labour protections, and allow employers to put up to 10% of their workforce on "zero hour" contracts leaving them without any control over their working lives. If signed by President Volodimir … Continue reading Ukraine: While workers defend the country, parliament turns against them

Major Attack on Workers Employment Rights Passed in Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada, or parliament of Ukraine, took recent votes on a series of labor bills that would have severely damaging effects on Ukrainian workers already suffering from the wartime economic crisis. 1.) After postponing several attempts to conduct a second-reading vote on Draft Law 5371, parliament overwhelmingly passed the bill today with an amendment that it will only apply during martial law.  Among … Continue reading Major Attack on Workers Employment Rights Passed in Ukraine

RMT conference demands release of Belarus rail workers

The July 2022 Annual General Meeting of UK rail and transport union RMT - currently engaged in national strike action to defend wages, jobs and conditions on the railways - passed the following in solidarity with rail workers in Belarus, jailed for taking action in solidarity with Ukraine. workers Submitted by AWL on 6 July, 2022 - … Continue reading RMT conference demands release of Belarus rail workers

RIGHT TO WEAPONS. HOW CAN LEFTISTS SUPPORT UKRAINE?

Unions Stand with Ukraine demonstration in London. The left and internationalists must recognize that a front against imperialism is impossible without armed resistance. Russia's invasion in Ukraine is currently the most brazen and cynical imperialist attack in the world. Behind the criticism of arms supplies to Ukraine is the ill-concealed desire to defeat the Ukrainian … Continue reading RIGHT TO WEAPONS. HOW CAN LEFTISTS SUPPORT UKRAINE?

Ukraine, Resistance and Reconstruction: Issues for the post-war recovery

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign recently hosted a special Parliamentary briefing on Ukraine, Resistance and Reconstruction: Issues for the post-war recovery. https://videopress.com/v/W5mpGqSj?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true The Russian invasion of Ukraine is recognised as the largest European conflict since World War II.  Ukrainian resistance has been an inspiration and discussions are beginning on how best to organise Ukraine’s post-war recovery.   The rebuilding … Continue reading Ukraine, Resistance and Reconstruction: Issues for the post-war recovery

To Noam Chomsky, Vladimir Putin and all worried about ‘fighting to the last Ukrainian’

Olga Bryukhovetska You say we are too small to fight And they’re too big to lose You say it is not really right But stronger always rules You say aggressor was provoked And comes as hurricane You say to us your dirty joke Like it or not – obey The workers were told the same … Continue reading To Noam Chomsky, Vladimir Putin and all worried about ‘fighting to the last Ukrainian’

“The right to resist.” A feminist manifesto

The Feminist Initiative Group Sign the manifesto  We, feminists from Ukraine, call on feminists around the world to stand in solidarity with the resistance movement of the Ukrainian people against the predatory, imperialist war unleashed by the Russian Federation. War narratives often portray women* as victims. However, in reality, women* also play a key role … Continue reading “The right to resist.” A feminist manifesto

Free Belarus Rail Workers Arrested for Anti-War Sabotage!

PROTEST SATURDAY, 23 JULY 2022 FROM 12:00-13:00 6 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DL, United Kingdom We are gathering outside of the Belarus Embassy in London in support of the Rail Workers of Belarus, who despite facing tremendous repression from the regime, successfully disrupted the russian invasion in Ukraine by sabotaging the railway network. We are … Continue reading Free Belarus Rail Workers Arrested for Anti-War Sabotage!

Video Women’s Forum: Voices from the Warzone

https://videopress.com/v/INO6WULx?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Ukraine Solidarity Campaign recently hosted a Women’s Forum with a range of speakers from Ukraine.  Published here is a video of this important event of Voices from the Warzone.  Speaking at the event was: YULIYA YURCHENKO, Chairperson,Ukraine Solidarity Campaign IVANNA KHRAPKOChair of the Youth Council of the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine OLESIA BRIAZGUNOVAInternational … Continue reading Video Women’s Forum: Voices from the Warzone

NEW LABOUR CODE IS A THREAT TO UKRAINIAN WORKERS RIGHTS

A draft bill is before the Ukrainian parliament - No.5371, which poses a threat to the rights of all Ukrainian workers. It is an attempt to use the cover of the war to reduce employment rights, after previous efforts failed before the invasion. This is happening when millions of workers are engaged in the defence … Continue reading NEW LABOUR CODE IS A THREAT TO UKRAINIAN WORKERS RIGHTS

Day of Action Free Aiden, Sahun and Brahim

Protests in Nottingham and London - Ukraine Solidarity Campaign organised protests as part of the European wide day of action in solidarity with Ukraine. Protests in Nottingham and London focused on the POWs being held hostage in Donetsk by Russian forces. We called for the release of Aiden, Sahun and Brahim. https://videopress.com/v/hYhoXSIC?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Vitaliy Dudin of … Continue reading Day of Action Free Aiden, Sahun and Brahim

Women’s Forum: Voices from the Warzone

8pm (BST), 20.00 UTC + 01. Join this forum to hear the voice of women in Ukraine, on the war, solidarity and resistance. Register Here:https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_h08RudEcSEm45gmjG5LY4A Speakers YULIYA YURCHENKO, Chairperson,Ukraine Solidarity Campaign IVANNA KHRAPKOChair of the Youth Council of the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine NATALIYA LEVYTSKADeputy Chairperson of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions … Continue reading Women’s Forum: Voices from the Warzone

‘Death sentences’ of British & Moroccan POWs in occupied Donbas show clearly why Russia must be driven out of all of Ukraine

By Halya Coynash of Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group From left Aiden Aslin, Brahim Saadoun and Shaun Pinner Photo from the proxy Donetsk ’republic’ The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign is calling for the release of the three soldiers being held hostage by the Russian forces in Donetsk. On Saturday 25 June 12:00 we have a protest … Continue reading ‘Death sentences’ of British & Moroccan POWs in occupied Donbas show clearly why Russia must be driven out of all of Ukraine