‘Please stand with Ukraine and help us win this war’

Nataliya Levytska  deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine. Nataliya Levytska is deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine  represented the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Congress,in Australia.   During her visit she spoke with   Green Left about the situation of Ukrainian … Continue reading ‘Please stand with Ukraine and help us win this war’

UKRAINIAN UNIONS CALL ON THE ITUC TO EXPEL PUTIN’S PUPPET RUSSIAN TRADE UNIONS

BUT BRITISH TUC BACKS RUSSIAN PRO-WAR PUPPETS AT ITUC WORLD CONGRESS The ITUC — the world’s largest global trade union confederation, with 331 affiliated organisations in more than 160 countries has started its —fifth world congress in Melbourne, Australia. In a motion to the ITUC , the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU), … Continue reading UKRAINIAN UNIONS CALL ON THE ITUC TO EXPEL PUTIN’S PUPPET RUSSIAN TRADE UNIONS

Video: How Can Labour Help Ukraine Win Meeting at Labour Party Conference

In case you missed our powerful fringe event on Ukraine in Liverpool last week at the end of Labour Party Conference you can watch it here. With Alena Ivanova Christopher Ford Alex Sobel MP, Tessa Millican (Chair of Open Labour) Simon Wheeler (Assistant Gen Sec ASLEF) Stephen Doughty MP & two Ukrainian speakers inc the … Continue reading Video: How Can Labour Help Ukraine Win Meeting at Labour Party Conference

Unions Strive to Keep Ukraine’s Mines Running, Protect Civilians and Appeal for Solidarity

Nataliya Levytska (left) Interview with Nataliya Levytska Deputy Chairperson of the NGPU (Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine), by Christopher Ford, Ukraine Solidarity Campaign.  This interview will be appear in the new book UKRAINE Voices of Resistance and Solidarity which will be published shortly. Thank you to Yuliya Ivanova for translation. Ukrainian trade union's demonstration - … Continue reading Unions Strive to Keep Ukraine’s Mines Running, Protect Civilians and Appeal for Solidarity

REPORT FROM BORODYANKA, BUCHA AND IRPEN – BARBARISM OF THE RUSSIAN INVASION

A scene from Borodyanka (photo by Simon Weller) On 26 August 2022, a delegation from the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign was taken to Borodyanka, Bucha and Irpen, areas which are just north of Kyiv.   These places were under Russian occupation from when the invasion began on 24 February until early April. Following liberation, it became clear … Continue reading REPORT FROM BORODYANKA, BUCHA AND IRPEN – BARBARISM OF THE RUSSIAN INVASION

New Aid Delivery To Ukrainian Trade Unions

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign is pleased to report that on 27 August, with the generous of assistance of John Abbey,  much needed aid was delivered to the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) in Kyiv. Present was Simon Weller, Assistant General Secretary of ASLEF,  Alena Ivanova of Another Europe is Possible and Christopher … Continue reading New Aid Delivery To Ukrainian Trade Unions

JOINT APPEAL BY UKRAINIAN TRADE UNIONS AGAINST ATTACK ON WORKERS RIGHTS

We publish below a joint appeal to President Zelensky by all the trade union federations of Ukraine in opposition to the  Law 5161 introducing “zero-hour” contracts and Law 5371 abolishing labour rights in Small and Medium Enterprises, which were approved in their second reading by the Ukrainian Parliament on July 19. These laws will abolish … Continue reading JOINT APPEAL BY UKRAINIAN TRADE UNIONS AGAINST ATTACK ON WORKERS RIGHTS

Major Attack on Workers Employment Rights Passed in Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada, or parliament of Ukraine, took recent votes on a series of labor bills that would have severely damaging effects on Ukrainian workers already suffering from the wartime economic crisis. 1.) After postponing several attempts to conduct a second-reading vote on Draft Law 5371, parliament overwhelmingly passed the bill today with an amendment that it will only apply during martial law.  Among … Continue reading Major Attack on Workers Employment Rights Passed in Ukraine

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