Labour MP Calls for Solidarity in Ukrainian Union Struggle with Arcelor

Court Blocks Talks– Labour MP Calls for Solidarity The major struggle of the Ukrainian trade unions with the global steel corporation Arcelor Mittal for a living wage and safety at work has moved to a new stage as the company has moved into the courts to try and block the workers action.  In astounding decision … Continue reading Labour MP Calls for Solidarity in Ukrainian Union Struggle with Arcelor

How workers in Ukraine’s steel industry are fighting for wages, rights and democracy

A major struggle of workers at the global corporation ArcelorMittal plant in Kryvyi Rih in southern Ukraine has been underway.  The company has only just secured a rotten Ukrainian court to rule against arbitration of the dispute in an effort to delay the joint unions campaign and strike action.  We publish a article on the campaign … Continue reading How workers in Ukraine’s steel industry are fighting for wages, rights and democracy

Why Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is on hunger strike

Imprisoned in the Russian Far North, Oleg Sentsov is holding a hunger strike to force the release of 64 Ukrainian political prisoners.  Free Sentsov. Free the Hostages of Kremlin Saturday June 2,   13:00–15:00  Downing St, Westminster, London SW1A 2AB Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director from Simferopol and a political prisoner of the Kremlin, is on Day … Continue reading Why Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is on hunger strike

CONFERENCE IRELAND UKRAINE AND EMPIRE

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT IRELAND UKRAINE AND EMPIRE COLONIALISM DEPENDENCE CONFLICT 1800-2017 DESCRIPTION Vladimir Putin’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine started a war at Europe’s eastern extreme, 15 years after a war at its western extreme, in Ireland, had ended. The Irish and Ukrainians were ruled by two of the world’s biggest empires. By 1922 both had only … Continue reading CONFERENCE IRELAND UKRAINE AND EMPIRE

PAS EN NOTRE NOM …

Texte écrit à l’occasion de la rencontre, à Commentry, vieux foyer du mouvement ouvrier en France, de militants français et d’une militante ukrainienne originaire de Donetzk. Le président français s’est rendu en Russie, quelques semaines après être allé voir Trump. De même qu’ont été douchées les légendes sur l’influence de « l’homme qui sait parler à … Continue reading PAS EN NOTRE NOM …

McDonnell sets out Labour’s Plan to take on the Russian Oligarchs

The UK Labour Party's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has presented a robust six point plan to take on the Russian oligarchs.  McDonnell has supported the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign in backing trade unions against the oligarchs, such as the Ukrainian miners struggle with Abramovich.   In an important step after events in Salisbury McDonnell called on Labour … Continue reading McDonnell sets out Labour’s Plan to take on the Russian Oligarchs

Ukraine: ArcelorMittal workers wildcat Strike for safety and living wage

Workers at the railway workshop at the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel plant have begun industrial action against unsafe working conditions and low wages.  On 16 May, the workers of the ArcelorMittal railway workshop came out in support of the workers of Ukrzaliznytsia, the state-owned Ukraine Railway, who have been on strike to demand the creation of … Continue reading Ukraine: ArcelorMittal workers wildcat Strike for safety and living wage

THE APOLOGISTS FOR PUTIN AND RETROGRESSION ON THE LEFT

The regime in Russia is ultra-conservative; it defends a reactionary oligarchic capitalism and promotes Russian chauvinism. It is an enemy of the Labour Movement.  Yet the Russo-Ukraine War, Russia's role in Syria, the Trump-Putin nexus and assassinations in England have all provided growing evidence of a deep retrogression across a section of the Western Left … Continue reading THE APOLOGISTS FOR PUTIN AND RETROGRESSION ON THE LEFT

Secret Police Order Bosses to Spy on the Ukrainian Unions

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (KVPU) has published shocking new information that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has ordered management to spy on the activities of the independent miners union.  The KVPU report on this attack on trade union freedoms is published below SBU calls on people to inform on activities of the independent … Continue reading Secret Police Order Bosses to Spy on the Ukrainian Unions

Ukraine: May Day March against the Oligarchs

Workers and trade unionists demand decent work and decent pay on 1 May in Kryvyi Rih 1 травня. Кривий Ріг  - 1 May  Kryvyi Rih A pioneering May Day celebration was held in the city of Kryvyi Rih, a major industrial centre of Ukraine.  Organised by the independent trade unions, miners, steel workers and radical … Continue reading Ukraine: May Day March against the Oligarchs