Monthly Archives: February 2016

Russian state terror, torture against Crimean Muslims

By | Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group Search on Feb 11 Armed searches are continuing in Russian-occupied Crimea with torture methods used against at least one Crimean Tatar.  More details have also emerged of the four Crimean Muslims remanded in custody, though none that could possibly explain their arrest.  Vadim Siruk’s wife, who is […]

The rise of Azov

The growing activity of the far-right organisation AZOV in Ukraine is an issue of serious concern, it is analysed here by  DENYS GORBACH and OLES PETIK originally published in Open Democracy.  War in the east, political and economic crisis in Kyiv — these are ideal conditions for Ukraine’s far right to capitalise on their frontline successes. […]

MASS PROTESTS OVER UNPAID WAGES IN DNIPROPETROVSK

  There have been large protests by workers of the Ukrainian State Enterprise “Southern Machine-Building Plant Makarov” on February 11th at Dnipropetrovsk City Council.  The workers have been protesting against unpaid wages – a massive problem in Ukraine.   After previous actions the workers secured some wages owed for January, however this was not all the […]

Demands of the Western Donbas Miners

The independent trade union of miners (NGPU) of West Donbass is one of the first and largest independent union organisations in Ukraine. They were formed during the massive surge of independent trade unions during the mass strike in spring 1991. This contributed to a group of delegates and the II Congress of the miners, she traveled […]

ILO SLAMS UKRAINE’S DRAFT LABOUR CODE AT CONFERENCE IN KYIV

The International Labour Organisation  has conducted their  latest analysis of the Labour Code of Ukraine. The two earlier reports were conducted in 2003 and 2009. However, according to the announcement made by the ILO national coordinator Serhiy Savchuk they were of a view the draft code should not become law. This was said during the ‘Reforming […]

LIFT THE BAN ON THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF UKRAINE! BUT OPPOSE NEO-STALINISM!

  The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign condemns the decision of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv on 16th December 2015 to suspend the activities of the Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU). This judgement in effect prevents the CPU from participating in elections and engaging in other activities under its own name. On 25th January 2016, the Supreme […]

Ukrainian Education Union Protest Cuts

The Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine F education trade union affiliates have written an open letter to the President of Ukraine and others protesting at the cuts in education.   Dear Mr President, Dear Mr Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Dear Mr Prime Minister We are writing to you in connection with the catastrophic situation […]