Miners Continue Underground Protest in Ukraine

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) has called for solidarity with their members who are on strike and protesting underground at the mine Kapustin in Luhansk Oblast. (area not under Russian occupation). The Following bulletins were issued by the KVPU International Department In Luhansk region, the 14 miners of the mine named … Continue reading Miners Continue Underground Protest in Ukraine

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

Ukraine: ArcelorMittal workers wildcat Strike for safety and living wage

Workers at the railway workshop at the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel plant have begun industrial action against unsafe working conditions and low wages.  On 16 May, the workers of the ArcelorMittal railway workshop came out in support of the workers of Ukrzaliznytsia, the state-owned Ukraine Railway, who have been on strike to demand the creation of … Continue reading Ukraine: ArcelorMittal workers wildcat Strike for safety and living wage

Secret Police Order Bosses to Spy on the Ukrainian Unions

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (KVPU) has published shocking new information that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has ordered management to spy on the activities of the independent miners union.  The KVPU report on this attack on trade union freedoms is published below SBU calls on people to inform on activities of the independent … Continue reading Secret Police Order Bosses to Spy on the Ukrainian Unions

Ukraine: May Day March against the Oligarchs

Workers and trade unionists demand decent work and decent pay on 1 May in Kryvyi Rih 1 травня. Кривий Ріг  - 1 May  Kryvyi Rih A pioneering May Day celebration was held in the city of Kryvyi Rih, a major industrial centre of Ukraine.  Organised by the independent trade unions, miners, steel workers and radical … Continue reading Ukraine: May Day March against the Oligarchs

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

Ukrainian Unions Protest to ILO at new attack on workers rights

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) has sent the following submission in protest at the   draft Labor code of Ukraine which violates  the international labour standards to the International Labour Organization.  The KVPU also wrote to the International Trade Union Confederation and the IndustriAll Global Union on this issue.   Observation regarding the … Continue reading Ukrainian Unions Protest to ILO at new attack on workers rights

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