Monthly Archives: February 2017
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 […]