Ukraine: Support workers’ struggle for labour and union rights

TRADE UNION LEADERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CALL FOR A VETO ON THE DRAFT LAW NO 5371 - The Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine initiated a worldwide campaign to sign a petition against introduction of the draft law No 5371. A petition to this effect has already been posted on the LabourStart website and … Continue reading Ukraine: Support workers’ struggle for labour and union rights

UNION AID: SUPPORT UKRAINE MINEWORKERS’ RESISTANCE

Help us raise funds to support Ukraine's miners' unions, supporting their members resisting the Russian invasion. Donate Here:  Union Aid Crowdfunder Ukraine's miners trade unions – the Independent Trade Union of Ukrainian Miners (NGPU) and the Trade Union of Coal Industry Workers of Ukraine (PRUP) – have made urgent appeals for aid to assist their … Continue reading UNION AID: SUPPORT UKRAINE MINEWORKERS’ RESISTANCE

UKRAINE MUST WIN: MODEL MOTION FOR LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE

The 2022 Labour Party Annual Conference takes place in Liverpool from Sunday 25 to Wednesday 28 September.  Every CLP, trade union and other affiliated organisations are entitled to send delegates and motions to Annual Conference. The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign has produced a model motion which takes a clear position of solidarity with Ukraine and its’s … Continue reading UKRAINE MUST WIN: MODEL MOTION FOR LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE

JOINT APPEAL BY UKRAINIAN TRADE UNIONS AGAINST ATTACK ON WORKERS RIGHTS

We publish below a joint appeal to President Zelensky by all the trade union federations of Ukraine in opposition to the  Law 5161 introducing “zero-hour” contracts and Law 5371 abolishing labour rights in Small and Medium Enterprises, which were approved in their second reading by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 19. These laws will abolish … Continue reading JOINT APPEAL BY UKRAINIAN TRADE UNIONS AGAINST ATTACK ON WORKERS RIGHTS

Union Aid Arrives for Miners Resistance in Ukraine

Ukraine Solidarity Campaign coordinating with trade unions, NUM, GMB and ASLEF has delivered a vehicle and medical equipment to mineworkers in Ukraine.  This is part of an ongoing effort to raise finances for aid to the mineworkers trade unions in Ukraine whose members are engaged in resisting the invasion. The supplies, including a heavy 4x4 … Continue reading Union Aid Arrives for Miners Resistance in Ukraine

URGENT FINANCIAL APPEAL TO AID THE UKRAINIAN MINEWORKERS RESISTANCE

Since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the mining communities of Donbas have faced relentless attack and bombardment.  In response mine workers through their trade unions and labour collectives have organised to aid and support to the resistance, helping miners in the volunteer Territorial Defence Force, local battalions of the National Guard and the Armed … Continue reading URGENT FINANCIAL APPEAL TO AID THE UKRAINIAN MINEWORKERS RESISTANCE

Campaign success: Cancel Ukraine’sdebt

Ukraine’s lenders have agreed to campaigners’ demands to suspend the country’s debt repayments for around two years. This will free up billions of dollars to enable the Ukrainian people to address the severe humanitarian crisis and costs of the Russian invasion.  The Ukrainian government yesterday requested that government creditors and bondholders agree to a suspension of repayments … Continue reading Campaign success: Cancel Ukraine’sdebt

Ukraine: While workers defend the country, parliament turns against them

Trade Unionists organised in the Territorial Defence Force Ukraine's Parliament has passed two bills that obliterate workers' rights to collective bargaining and other fundamental labour protections, and allow employers to put up to 10% of their workforce on "zero hour" contracts leaving them without any control over their working lives. If signed by President Volodimir … Continue reading Ukraine: While workers defend the country, parliament turns against them

Major Attack on Workers Employment Rights Passed in Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada, or parliament of Ukraine, took recent votes on a series of labor bills that would have severely damaging effects on Ukrainian workers already suffering from the wartime economic crisis. 1.) After postponing several attempts to conduct a second-reading vote on Draft Law 5371, parliament overwhelmingly passed the bill today with an amendment that it will only apply during martial law.  Among … Continue reading Major Attack on Workers Employment Rights Passed in Ukraine

RMT conference demands release of Belarus rail workers

The July 2022 Annual General Meeting of UK rail and transport union RMT - currently engaged in national strike action to defend wages, jobs and conditions on the railways - passed the following in solidarity with rail workers in Belarus, jailed for taking action in solidarity with Ukraine. workers Submitted by AWL on 6 July, 2022 - … Continue reading RMT conference demands release of Belarus rail workers