Ukrainian trade unionists who formed a local brigade of the territorial defence force Vitaliy Dudin (right) Vitaliy Dudin, head of the Ukrainian democratic socialist organisation Sotsyalnyi Rukh (Social Movement), spoke from Cherkasy, Ukraine, on April 6, to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about the current state of Russia’s invasion, the scale of peoples’ resistance to it and key issues such as … Continue reading Ukrainian socialist: ‘The future of demilitarisation lies in stopping Russia’s war machine now’
Ukrainian socialist Vitaliy Dudin recently stood in the Parliamentary elections in the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih. Standing on an openly left-wing program as an activist of the "Social Movement" he gained a small vote. It was however an invaluable experience with man lessons. We publish below Vitaliy’s initial thoughts. I got 328 votes. I … Continue reading Lessons from the election in Kryvyi Rih
Ukrainians are living in a unique era. The ‘Euromaidan’ demonstrations in 2014 did not lead to any social reforms and did not overthrow any oligarchs except for former president Viktor Yanukovich. Neo-liberalism continues despite its failure to improve standards of living.
Vitaliy Dudin The oligarchs have joined forces to railroad a new labour code that strips Ukrainian workers of their already modest rights. Neoliberal modernisation in Ukraine is nothing new. The processes and forces pushing it forward long predate the ousting of Viktor Yanukovych last February. But since the events of 2014, this process has been … Continue reading Ukraine’s employment law reforms threaten workers’ rights
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