UKRAINIAN UNIONS CALL ON THE ITUC TO EXPEL PUTIN’S PUPPET RUSSIAN TRADE UNIONS

BUT BRITISH TUC BACKS RUSSIAN PRO-WAR PUPPETS AT ITUC WORLD CONGRESS The ITUC — the world’s largest global trade union confederation, with 331 affiliated organisations in more than 160 countries has started its —fifth world congress in Melbourne, Australia. In a motion to the ITUC , the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU), … Continue reading UKRAINIAN UNIONS CALL ON THE ITUC TO EXPEL PUTIN’S PUPPET RUSSIAN TRADE UNIONS

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

Russia-Ukraine: Step back from conflict and open real dialogue

The ITUC and the ETUC call for an immediate end to hostilities and conflict in eastern Ukraine, and good-faith negotiations to resolve the crisis in the interests of the people. UN Secretary General António Guterres has described the decision by the Russian Presidency to give recognition to two separatist regions as inconsistent with the UN … Continue reading Russia-Ukraine: Step back from conflict and open real dialogue

ITUC concerned about wave of regressive labour laws

The ITUC has written jointly with the ETUC to senior politicians in Ukraine to raise serious concerns about ongoing regressive labour reforms in the country. Several draft laws are being considered by the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian parliament) that are incompatible with international and regional labour standards. This has been confirmed by several reports, including … Continue reading ITUC concerned about wave of regressive labour laws

Ukrainian Unions Mark World Day for Decent Work:

Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine mark the World Day of Decent Work: “End Corporate Greed” Ukrainian trade unions led by the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) took to the streets of Central Kyiv in joint solidarity with all workers around the Globe to demonstrate unity and the determined struggle for … Continue reading Ukrainian Unions Mark World Day for Decent Work:

INTERNATIONAL TUC CALLS FOR HALT TO ANTI-UNION LAW IN UKRAINE

The International Trade Union Confederationwhich is represents millions of workers organised in union federations, has written to the Ukrainian government to oppose the new anti-union Labour Code. ITUC calls on the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to postpone any discussions about bill №2983 Dear Mr Chairman, Draft Law No. 2983 “On State Registration of … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL TUC CALLS FOR HALT TO ANTI-UNION LAW IN UKRAINE

ITUC appeals to President Poroshenko in support of Ukrainian Miners

Sharon Burrow  General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation has written to the President of Ukraine protesting at the failure to engage with the Ukrainian miners trades unions who are in a major dispute against pit closures.  This is an important step in building international solidarity with the miners struggle.  Dear Mr President, It is with deep … Continue reading ITUC appeals to President Poroshenko in support of Ukrainian Miners