New Move to attack workers rights in Ukraine

Inna Kudinska and George Sandul, Labor Initiatives legal experts On April 13, a group of 62 MPs registered at the parliament a draft law No.5371 “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts regarding Simplification of Labor Relations Regulation for Small and Medium Business as well as Alleviation of Administrative Burden on Business”. This document was elaborated by the … Continue reading New Move to attack workers rights in Ukraine

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

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 society … Continue reading OBJECTIONS MOUNT OVER UKRAINE’S DRAFT LABOUR CODE