Category Trade Union Rights

Union members sacked, assaulted, blackmailed, kicked out of company housing – welcome to Kyiv

Members Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine (VPZU) were blackmailed, deprived of their bonuses, suspended from the job, evicted from the company-provided housing, and physically attacked. This story takes place in a European capital city — Kyiv, Ukraine. In April 2016 workers of the state-owned transport enterprise Kyivpastrans formed an independent union to […]

OBJECTIONS MOUNT OVER UKRAINE’S DRAFT LABOUR CODE

by Kristina Jovanovski Workers in Ukraine could see their rights and job security severely threatened if a draft labour code is passed, trade unions are warning. Workers of Illich Iron & Steel Works factory sit as they gather together during an anti-war rally in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, 20 May, 2014. (AP/Evgeniy Maloletka) Although civil […]