Ukraine, Resistance and Reconstruction: Issues for the post-war recovery 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5AdTrUczOA The Russian invasion of Ukraine is now in its third month in what is recognised as the largest European conflict since World War II.  Ukrainian resistance has been an inspiration and discussions are beginning on how best to organise Ukraine’s post-war recovery.   The rebuilding of Ukraine will be one of the most challenging undertakings … Continue reading Ukraine, Resistance and Reconstruction: Issues for the post-war recovery 

MASS PROTEST OF TRADE UNIONS IN UKRAINE

Mass Demonstration in Kyiv and Strikes in Donbas The U.N International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17) was marked in Ukraine by a massive demonstration of trade unionists in Kyiv.  This followed a series of trade union protests in various towns across Ukraine including Zhytomyr, Rivne, and Zaporizhzhya and Transcarpathia regions. The protest … Continue reading MASS PROTEST OF TRADE UNIONS IN UKRAINE

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

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

Healthcare workers’ mass protest in Kyiv

No to destruction of Ukrainian healthcare On 19 September, healthcare workers organised a mass protest in Kyiv in which more than 1,500 people took part. Among their basic demands are the increase in healthcare subvention of almost 4 billion UAH, higher wages and payment of arrears, and reform of the healthcare system in compliance with … Continue reading Healthcare workers’ mass protest in Kyiv

Ukrainian Unions Anti-Austerity Protests

The Ukrainian trade unions have held a major protest in Kyiv today (6th July) against austerity. We received the following report from ‘Labour Initiative’ and also the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine. The march was held to highlight austerity measures that disproportionately hurt low and middle-income families. Following International Monetary Fund demands Ukraine has … Continue reading Ukrainian Unions Anti-Austerity Protests

Resolutions of the Congress of the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine

  Draft Resolutions of the of the 7th Congress of the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine YOUTH ARE THE FUTURE OF TRADE UNIONS In modern conditions the problems of the youth occupy important place as the youth plays a leading role in the civil society and in trade union in particular. Youth’s values and priorities determine … Continue reading Resolutions of the Congress of the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine

Ukrainian Education Union Protest Cuts

The Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine F education trade union affiliates have written an open letter to the President of Ukraine and others protesting at the cuts in education.   Dear Mr President, Dear Mr Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Dear Mr Prime Minister We are writing to you in connection with the catastrophic situation … Continue reading Ukrainian Education Union Protest Cuts

EMERGENCY CONGRESS OF UKRAINE’S MINERS CALLED TO PREPARE NEXT STEPs

The Ukrainian miners struggle is developing rapidly - with an unprecedented Ukrainian Coal Miners’ Congress which will be held 21-22 April 2015, jointly organised by the Confederation of the Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU), and the Trade Union of Coal-Mining Industry (PRUP). On April 7th a joint meeting of the organising committee of the … Continue reading EMERGENCY CONGRESS OF UKRAINE’S MINERS CALLED TO PREPARE NEXT STEPs