Ukrainian Socialist Eyewitness Report of Arcelormittal Workers’ Struggle

The ArcelorMittal Workers Overcomes Pressure From The Bosses and are Preparing A Strike Workers of the metallurgical giant ArcelorMittal in Ukraine are preparing for a strike On  March 27, a conference of the workers – their labour collective agreed their demands including pay rise and improved conditions.   The conference of the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih PJSC … Continue reading Ukrainian Socialist Eyewitness Report of Arcelormittal Workers’ Struggle

AMKR workers decided to start collective labour dispute.

We republish below a short news report by the RKD (‘workers committee of Dnepropetrovsk’) on the growing dispute in Krryvyi Rih.   AMKR workers decided to start collective labour dispute. At 2 of April administration  of PJSC "ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih" presented an official  response to the demands put forward to the employer at the conference of [the … Continue reading AMKR workers decided to start collective labour dispute.

Unions Unite in Major Struggle with Global Giant AcellorMittal

APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY A major dispute is developing in the industrial city if Kryviy Rih in  South East Ukraine.   Trade Unions from both federations, the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) and also the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine (FPU) have united in their demands and held a join conference to … Continue reading Unions Unite in Major Struggle with Global Giant AcellorMittal

Ukraine: women organise in the war zone

East Ukraine: March for women's rights About 100 women took part in a “march for women’s rights”  in Lisichansk, close to the front line between Ukraine and the Russian-supported separatist “republic” in Lugansk.  “We need to fight for our rights!” was the main slogan of the march, on Tuesday 6 March.  Vladislava Nikolayevskaya, one of the organisers … Continue reading Ukraine: women organise in the war zone

Striking back at McMafia in Ukraine

Yuliya Yurchenko unravels the complexities of transnational capital in Ukraine.   Ukrainians of all ages and walks of life demonstrated astonishing courage and perseverance in opposition to corruption and misrule during two huge protest actions over the past decades. Some two million people braved freezing conditions and attacks by the security forces as well as far right movements, first with the 2004-5 Orange revolution and then again in 2013. The protests became known as the Maidans, after Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.

Major Victory for the 94 Ukrainian Miners facing court for protesting

The Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine  has secured a major victory for the 94 miner facing court proceedings.   The miners at the uranium mine “Ingulska” were facing court after protesting for months of unpaid wages.  This followed a major campaign in which the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign with comrades in the Labour MP's played a … Continue reading Major Victory for the 94 Ukrainian Miners facing court for protesting

Interview: Leading Ukrainian Human Rights Activist Volodymyr Chemerys

ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE AND DANGER AND ILLEGALITY OF THE 'NATIONAL MILITIA’S' Volodymyr Chemerys is a leading human rights activist in Ukraine.  He was a member of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliamentand one of the leaders of the 1990 "Revolution on granite" and "Ukraine without Kuchma" campaign in 2000-2001. He a member of NGO Institute ‘Republic’, … Continue reading Interview: Leading Ukrainian Human Rights Activist Volodymyr Chemerys

Danger of the far right: Who created the new “National Brigades” and for what?

On 4 February a small but courageous protest took place in Poshtova Square in Kyiv in protest against the new militia force created by the AZOV movement.  This follows a great deal of discussion on the role of the far-right after a parade on 28 January in central Kyiv of the 600 members of a … Continue reading Danger of the far right: Who created the new “National Brigades” and for what?