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 MP urging them to support the transport workers in Kyiv.

VPZU Members are on hunger strike in protest at their mistreatment

Early day motion 934


That this House is deeply concerned at the treatment of workers of the Kurynivske trolleybus depot of the Municipal Enterprise, Kyivpastrans, in Ukraine currently on hunger strike; notes that members of the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine have sought legal recognition and raised concerns regarding unsafe vehicles, while in response trade union members have been subjected to intimidation and been denied wages, suspended and evicted from company-provided housing while there has been physical violence against a woman employee; further notes that these matters are known to the State Labour Service of Ukraine; condemns such conduct as in violation of the ILO Conventions and the requirements of the Association Agreement with the EU; calls on Kiev City Mayor, Vitali Klitschko, to intervene and ensure the cancellation of all the evictions of union members from their accommodation, reinstatement of dismissed employees, and a full investigation into all forms of intimidation against trade union members; and further calls upon the Mayor to start negotiations with the union.


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