Category KVPU


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

British Trade Union Delegation Meets Ukrainian Unions in Kyiv

British trade unions have visited the independent trade unions of Ukraine From the website of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine: Translation by Marko Bojcun A meeting took place in Kyiv today between representatives of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU), including the Independent Union of Miners of Ukraine […]

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 […]


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 […]

Ukrainian Unions Appeal to ILO over Repressive Labour Code

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine is continuing its campaign against the new Labour Code with a appeal to the International Labour Organisation. Guy Ryder, ILO Director General Geneva, Switzerland                                               […]