Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine mark the World Day of Decent Work: “End Corporate Greed”
Ukrainian trade unions led by the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) took to the streets of Central Kyiv in joint solidarity with all workers around the Globe to demonstrate unity and the determined struggle for decent work. See: World Day for Decent Work
More than 100 KVPU members (medical workers, coal-miners, railway workers, airplane attendants, and teachers) gathered at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in Kyiv calling on the government to:
– Stop the non-payment of wages;
– Carry out the indexation of salaries;
– Increase the standard of living;
– Save jobs, and closure of workplaces, including the in coal-mining industry;
– Stop the new anti-union Labour Code .
Representatives of Independent Trade Union of Coal Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) from “Lviv Coal Company” and coal mine 1 called “Novovolynska” who have the wage arrears of 14,5 million Hryvnas (around 700000 U.S Dollars) –three months’ arrears of wages –announced a hunger strike at the building of the President of Ukraine’s Administration.
At the end of the demonstration the KVPU handed over a petition of the trade unionists’ demands to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.