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Ukraine – miners remain underground demanding wages

Miners from two mines owned by the state enterprise Lysychanskvugillya in the Luhansk region of Ukraine are staying underground, demanding that salaries owed are paid. The protest is being supported by 300 family members and by activists across Ukraine from the NGPU (Independent Union of Mineworkers of Ukraine)   On 15 July, 70 miners from the […]

Hugely increased wages – Ukraine’s only way to reduce shadow economy

BY Zakhar Popovych Tax exemptions of exports and funneling oligarchs’ revenues to offshores are the foundation of the Ukrainian economy, which can be clearly seen on the example of Ukraine’s largest iron ore basin A wave of strikes has embraced Ukraine’s largest iron ore basin. May 4, 2017 workers of one mine refused to rise […]


URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY Ukrainian miners are engaged mass action in the city of Kryvyi Rih with strikes, occupations and a a hunger strike of 400 miners underground in the “Yubileynaya” (Jubilee) mine of EVRAZ Sukha Balka JSC in Kryvyi Rih.   The” ArcelorMittal “workers seized the plant, and the” Evraz Sukha Balka “family of miners blocked […]

Bitter Harvest the Stalinist Terror Famine in Ukraine

The new film Bitter Harvest set during the Stalinist terror in Ukraine is now showing in cinemas.  It is a romantic-drama about the man-made famine which swept the Soviet Ukraine in 1932-33 killing millions.  The film Directed by Canadian film director of Ukrainian descent George Mendeluk, brings to the big screen an aspect of the tragic history […]

Explosion Kills Eight Miners in Ukraine

We are saddened to have received the news from our friend Yuri Samolylov of the Independent Trade Union of Miners  of Ukraine (NPGU) of an explosion in the Stepova Mine of Lvivuhilia state company on 2nd March, 8 miners were killed and 21 miners were seriously injured.  The mine is located in the Hlukhiv village, […]


John Cryer MP Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party  has submitted an important Early Day Motion in  support of the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine (VPZU), who are in a bitter dispute in Kyiv.   Ukraine Solidarity Campaign urges members of the Labour and Trade Union Movement trade unionists to write to your […]


Urgent Solidarity Needed:    Trolleybus depot workers are still on a hunger strike in Kyiv On 3 February  in Kyiv in the morning  three members of the primary trade union organization of the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of  Ukraine  of Kurynivske trolleybus depot of Municipal Enterprise “Kyivpastrans” have started hunger strike. They demand […]