Monthly Archives: February 2017

MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT SUPPORT UKRAINIAN TRANSPORT WORKERS

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 […]

HUNGER STRIKE OF KYIV TRANSPORT WORKERS

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 […]

UKRAINE’S NEW LABOUR CODE AN ATTACK ON WORKERS RIGHTS

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.

Union members sacked, assaulted, blackmailed, kicked out of company housing – welcome to Kyiv

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 […]