‘Please stand with Ukraine and help us win this war’

Nataliya Levytska  deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine. Nataliya Levytska is deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine  represented the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Congress,in Australia.   During her visit she spoke with   Green Left about the situation of Ukrainian … Continue reading ‘Please stand with Ukraine and help us win this war’

Stop the war and the genocide in Ukraine

Appeal from the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine To:ITUC affiliated organizationsIndustriAll GU affiliated organizationsEI affiliated organizationsIUF affiliated organizations Stop the war and the genocide in Ukraine Dear Brothers and Sisters,The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine calls you to take all possibleactions to stop the genocide of the Ukrainian people and to … Continue reading Stop the war and the genocide in Ukraine

UKRAINIAN railways workers DEMAND JUSTICE

On 19th March members of the Free Trade Union of Railway workers of Ukraine (VPZU) picketed the central office of the PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" (Ukrainian railways). The VPZU demanded to raise wages, improve medical services, restore social and pension guarantees, and do not cut jobs. Also, trade unionists required efficient social dialogue. After the protest action, … Continue reading UKRAINIAN railways workers DEMAND JUSTICE

Secret Police Order Bosses to Spy on the Ukrainian Unions

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (KVPU) has published shocking new information that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has ordered management to spy on the activities of the independent miners union.  The KVPU report on this attack on trade union freedoms is published below SBU calls on people to inform on activities of the independent … Continue reading Secret Police Order Bosses to Spy on the Ukrainian Unions

Miners, rail workers in Ukraine fight attacks

BY PATRICIA MARSHALL Over the past year tens of thousands of workers in Ukraine have been involved in strikes and protest actions against deteriorating living and working conditions, unpaid wages, and harassment and firings of union activists. In February 2014 sustained popular mobilizations by workers and others, known as the Maidan, toppled the pro-Moscow regime … Continue reading Miners, rail workers in Ukraine fight attacks

DEFEND UNION RIGHTS IN UKRAINE

SUPPORT  THE UKRAINIAN RAILWAY WORKERS UNION The Ukrainian transport workers at the “Kyivpastrans" bus and trolleybus workplaces of Kyiv are facing increasing pressure to break their union.   The  management have engaged in violence, bullying and discriminatory measures against workers union members.  The the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine ( VPZU)  is appealing … Continue reading DEFEND UNION RIGHTS IN UKRAINE

Statement of the Independent Trade Union of Coal Miners of Ukraine on the Beating of a Union Leader

  The Independent Trade Union of Coal Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) leaders and activists are under constant pressure and intimidation including physical assualt. It has become an unprecedented case when the representatives of  Volodymyr Demchyshyn the Minister of Energy and Coal Mining Industry apply physical force to intimidate an NPGU leaders who are fighting against … Continue reading Statement of the Independent Trade Union of Coal Miners of Ukraine on the Beating of a Union Leader

Ukrainian Unions Protest the Adoption of Anti-Union Labour Code

'New Labour Code Legitimises Slavery' The Parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada has adopted in its first reading a new draft Labour Code (draft law №1658).   It is a major attack on the right of the workers of Ukraine and their trade unions.  At the same time an amendment to protect workers from -discrimination on … Continue reading Ukrainian Unions Protest the Adoption of Anti-Union Labour Code