NUM Solidarity message from miners’ in the Ukraine:

I The NUM have received the following message from miners' in the Ukraine: " Dear Friends and Colleagues, Everybody from PRUP and I greatly appreciate your support in our current difficult times. DTEK management also extended its appreciation to you and thanked you for finding time and visit the Ukraine and West Donbas to shared … Continue reading NUM Solidarity message from miners’ in the Ukraine:

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: http://kvpu.org.ua/uk/news/5/812-brytanskiprofspilkivtsizavitalydonezalezhnykhprofspilokukrainy 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 … Continue reading British Trade Union Delegation Meets Ukrainian Unions in Kyiv

National Union of Mineworkers Affiliates to Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign welcomes the decision of the National Union of Mineworkers to affiliate to our campaign.   The NUM is a trade union which holds immense respect in the labour movement and we are honoured and privileged to have them as a supporter. The NUM has a longstanding relationship with the trade union movement … Continue reading National Union of Mineworkers Affiliates to Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

Report by Miners Union on Visit of NUM to Western Donbas

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign is pleased to report that the National Union of Mineworkers has undertaken two visits to Ukraine, meeting with sister mining unions and labour movement activists. Published here is a report by the Trade Union of Mineworkers of Ukraine  in Western Donbas on part of the first visit to Ukraine. Colleagues from the … Continue reading Report by Miners Union on Visit of NUM to Western Donbas

Solidarnosc Miners’ Statement in Solidarity With the NUM – 1984

On 17 June the Underground Provisional Co-ordinating Committee of Solidarity miners issued an unequivocal statement in solidarity with the British miners in their great struggle for jobs. The Co-ordinating Committee statement was read out at 10 a.m. on Sunday 17 June by the Solidarity underground radio station in Upper Silesia, Poland's main coal-mining region. The … Continue reading Solidarnosc Miners’ Statement in Solidarity With the NUM – 1984

How Stalinism Helped Defeat the Great Miners Strike in 1984-85

This years marks the 30th Anniversary of the end of the Great Miners Strike of 1984-45 in Britain. The issue of the Stalinist regimes in  Eastern Europe and became a key question in the strike. The  regime of General Jaruzelski had driven the ten million strong independent trade union Solidarity underground in 1981.  The Stalinist regime … Continue reading How Stalinism Helped Defeat the Great Miners Strike in 1984-85

NUM Calls for a united Ukraine and supports Ukrainian trade unions

The National Union of Mineworkers supports Ukrainian unity and the Ukrainian trade unions The National Union of Minworkers has contributed to ongoing discussions in the trade union movement on Ukraine with a robust decleration of support for the Ukrainian trade union movement and for a united Ukraine.  The statement of solidarity has been warmly received … Continue reading NUM Calls for a united Ukraine and supports Ukrainian trade unions

DURHAM GALA: INTERVIEW WITH THE DONBAS MINERS

August 12, 2014 At the invitation of the National Union of Mineworkers a delegation from the Trade Union of Coal Industry of Ukraine (PRUP) from the Western Donbas visited the UK. They took part in the Durham Miners Gala and the chairman of the Dnepropetrovsk territorial organization of PRUPU Sergey Yunak addressed the Gala. PRUP is … Continue reading DURHAM GALA: INTERVIEW WITH THE DONBAS MINERS