Ukrainian health workers challenge low pay and poor conditions

Health workers in Ukraine have been protesting against the poor conditions and low wages. We republish the following by Hanna Sokolova from the Open Democracy site. It took only 24 hours for Nina Kozlovska’s post to go viral. “One night I came home from work, opened Facebook and wrote everything that was in my soul: … Continue reading Ukrainian health workers challenge low pay and poor conditions

MASS PROTEST OF TRADE UNIONS IN UKRAINE

Mass Demonstration in Kyiv and Strikes in Donbas The U.N International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17) was marked in Ukraine by a massive demonstration of trade unionists in Kyiv.  This followed a series of trade union protests in various towns across Ukraine including Zhytomyr, Rivne, and Zaporizhzhya and Transcarpathia regions. The protest … Continue reading MASS PROTEST OF TRADE UNIONS IN UKRAINE

STOP THESE BEATINGS OF UKRAINIAN TRADE UNION ACTIVISTS

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign condemns without reservation the series of vicious attacks on trade union activists that have taken place in Ukraine.    On March 25th Oleh Vernik, leader of the independent trade union “Defence of Labour” was attacked by a group of unknown assailants.  He remains in hospital. On Tuesday 31st March Vitality Dudin a … Continue reading STOP THESE BEATINGS OF UKRAINIAN TRADE UNION ACTIVISTS

SLAVERY IN THE DONETSK AND LUHANSK “PEOPLES REPUBLICS”

The report below was originally published by the Ukrainian association  Liva Opozytsiya – Left Opposition  the moves against free trade unions in these areas of Donbas are a matter of concern for the international labour movement. The Confederation of Free Trade Unions is no longer able to function in these areas, and independent trade unions are being declared … Continue reading SLAVERY IN THE DONETSK AND LUHANSK “PEOPLES REPUBLICS”