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

Miners, rail workers in Ukraine fight attacks

BY PATRICIA MARSHALL Over the past year tens of thousands of workers in Ukraine have been involved in strikes and protest actions against deteriorating living and working conditions, unpaid wages, and harassment and firings of union activists. In February 2014 sustained popular mobilizations by workers and others, known as the Maidan, toppled the pro-Moscow regime … Continue reading Miners, rail workers in Ukraine fight attacks

Ukrainian Unions Protest the Adoption of Anti-Union Labour Code

'New Labour Code Legitimises Slavery' The Parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada has adopted in its first reading a new draft Labour Code (draft law №1658).   It is a major attack on the right of the workers of Ukraine and their trade unions.  At the same time an amendment to protect workers from -discrimination on … Continue reading Ukrainian Unions Protest the Adoption of Anti-Union Labour Code

British Trade Union Delegation Meets Ukrainian Unions in Kyiv

British trade unions have visited the independent trade unions of Ukraine From the website of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine: http://kvpu.org.ua/uk/news/5/812-brytanskiprofspilkivtsizavitalydonezalezhnykhprofspilokukrainy Translation by Marko Bojcun A meeting took place in Kyiv today between representatives of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU), including the Independent Union of Miners of Ukraine … Continue reading British Trade Union Delegation Meets Ukrainian Unions in Kyiv

Ukrainian Unions Mark World Day for Decent Work:

Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine mark the World Day of Decent Work: “End Corporate Greed” Ukrainian trade unions led by the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) took to the streets of Central Kyiv in joint solidarity with all workers around the Globe to demonstrate unity and the determined struggle for … Continue reading Ukrainian Unions Mark World Day for Decent Work:

INTERNATIONAL TUC CALLS FOR HALT TO ANTI-UNION LAW IN UKRAINE

The International Trade Union Confederationwhich is represents millions of workers organised in union federations, has written to the Ukrainian government to oppose the new anti-union Labour Code. ITUC calls on the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to postpone any discussions about bill №2983 Dear Mr Chairman, Draft Law No. 2983 “On State Registration of … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL TUC CALLS FOR HALT TO ANTI-UNION LAW IN UKRAINE

MAJOR ATTACK ON WORKERS RIGHTS IN UKRAINE

A REVIEW OF THE DRAFT LABOUR CODE OF UKRAINE Ukrainian workers face the serious threat of a major attack on their employment rights under new a draft Labour Code of Ukraine (draft law №1658) which is on the agenda of the parliament – the Verkhovna Rada.  The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine Confederation … Continue reading MAJOR ATTACK ON WORKERS RIGHTS IN UKRAINE

International solidarity halts interrogations of union leaders

Interrogations by Ukrainian security services of union leaders and activists have been stopped following international union pressure, announced, the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) .  Within the last couple of weeks several union leaders and activists from NPGU and the Coal Mining Workers’ Union of Ukraine have been interrogated by security services … Continue reading International solidarity halts interrogations of union leaders