Union Aid Arrives for Miners Resistance in Ukraine

Ukraine Solidarity Campaign coordinating with trade unions, NUM, GMB and ASLEF has delivered a vehicle and medical equipment to mineworkers in Ukraine.  This is part of an ongoing effort to raise finances for aid to the mineworkers trade unions in Ukraine whose members are engaged in resisting the invasion. The supplies, including a heavy 4x4 … Continue reading Union Aid Arrives for Miners Resistance in Ukraine

Demands of the Western Donbas Miners

The independent trade union of miners (NGPU) of West Donbass is one of the first and largest independent union organisations in Ukraine. They were formed during the massive surge of independent trade unions during the mass strike in spring 1991. This contributed to a group of delegates and the II Congress of the miners, she traveled … Continue reading Demands of the Western Donbas Miners

Eastern Ukraine: labour and community organising near the front line

Workplace and community organising continues in eastern Ukraine, a few kilometres from the front line. PAVEL LISYANSKY of the Eastern Human Rights Group sent this report Report by: People and Nature A meeting was held today [25 December] of representatives of workplace collectives in Svetlodarsk, 4 kilometres from the front line [near Debaltsevo in Donetsk region]. … Continue reading Eastern Ukraine: labour and community organising near the front line

‘for me it’s cheaper to bury them than to stop production at the pit’.”

Yefim Zvyagilsky, the Ukrainian parliamentarian and owner of the Zasiadko mine in Donetsk where an unknown number of miners have been killed in an explosion. According to M.Volynets leader of Confederation of Independent Unions of Ukraine, there are currently identified only 21 of the 33 people killed. The mine management adopts a practice - common … Continue reading ‘for me it’s cheaper to bury them than to stop production at the pit’.”

Report on the human rights mission to the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts

The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group [KHPG], together with the German NGO ‘European Exchange’ and representatives of NGOs from the Russian Federation and Germany with the support of the German Foreign Ministry, carried out an international mission to monitor human rights in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts on territory which is back under Ukrainian control.  … Continue reading Report on the human rights mission to the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts

Interview with a Ukrainian Marxist and soldier fighting in the Donbas

Andriy M. (the name was changed) is one of those Kiev white-collar leftists, who after some hesitations supported Maidan last winter and in spring took a decisive stand against the reaction in Crimea and in Eastern Ukraine. His stand finally led him to the Ukrainian army and now Andriy is taking part in the ATO … Continue reading Interview with a Ukrainian Marxist and soldier fighting in the Donbas

Poroshenko Stops Benefits: Donbas Ukrainians feel betrayed

The Ukrainian government has issued a blow to people living in areas under the control of Kremlin-backed militants.  That at least is how many Ukrainians from Donbas view measures taken which could leave some of the most vulnerable people in Donbas effectively abandoned.  First on Nov 7 the government announced that it would no longer … Continue reading Poroshenko Stops Benefits: Donbas Ukrainians feel betrayed

Miners Union Warns of Ecological Disaster in Donbas

Military action and destruction contribute of the ecological disaster in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions Mykhailo VOLYNETS, Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine: ‘It’s possible in the near future that there will be an ecological disaster in Donbass region, as well as in some areas of Russia.  I’ll try to explain my … Continue reading Miners Union Warns of Ecological Disaster in Donbas

A Popular Front for Russian Nationalism

A Popular Front for Russian NationalismThe “Manifesto of the Popular Front for the National Liberation of Ukraine, Novorossiya and Transcarpathian Rus’.” (1)by Dale StreetThis is the title of the manifesto adopted at a conference – attended by people who regard themselves as being of the left, and by representatives of various brands of Russian nationalism, … Continue reading A Popular Front for Russian Nationalism

PART TWO: CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS AND THE CRISIS

Конфедерація вільних профспілок України  kvpu.org.uaSTATEMENT TO ITUC ON THE EVENTS IN UKRAINEThe Consequences of military conflicts’ escalations in the East of Ukraine touched upon today not only Ukrainian families but the people, whose relatives and dear ones perished in the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 17 July 2014.During the military aggression, financed from … Continue reading PART TWO: CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS AND THE CRISIS