Ukraine: Support workers’ struggle for labour and union rights

TRADE UNION LEADERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CALL FOR A VETO ON THE DRAFT LAW NO 5371 - The Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine initiated a worldwide campaign to sign a petition against introduction of the draft law No 5371. A petition to this effect has already been posted on the LabourStart website and … Continue reading Ukraine: Support workers’ struggle for labour and union rights

Ukraine: While workers defend the country, parliament turns against them

Trade Unionists organised in the Territorial Defence Force Ukraine's Parliament has passed two bills that obliterate workers' rights to collective bargaining and other fundamental labour protections, and allow employers to put up to 10% of their workforce on "zero hour" contracts leaving them without any control over their working lives. If signed by President Volodimir … Continue reading Ukraine: While workers defend the country, parliament turns against them

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

As Ukrainian Workers Resist Invasion – a new labour law threatens to abolish their rights.

Ukrainian trade unions and social activists have described as a disgrace a new bill on the simplification of labour relations No. 5371, this attack on workers’ rights is rapidly making its way through the Verkhovna Rada, the parliament in Kyiv.   One soldier posted on social media: “While we are miners and metallurgists, teachers and doctors, … Continue reading As Ukrainian Workers Resist Invasion – a new labour law threatens to abolish their rights.

New Move to attack workers rights in Ukraine

Inna Kudinska and George Sandul, Labor Initiatives legal experts On April 13, a group of 62 MPs registered at the parliament a draft law No.5371 “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts regarding Simplification of Labor Relations Regulation for Small and Medium Business as well as Alleviation of Administrative Burden on Business”. This document was elaborated by the … Continue reading New Move to attack workers rights in Ukraine

THE CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS OF UKRAINE DECLARATION ON THE ATTACK ON SOCIAL AND WORKER RIGHTS

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) continues to oppose the legislative attempts to radically narrow the labor and social rights of citizens and undermine the role of trade unions in protection workers' interests in Ukraine, that will negatively affect the socio-economic and democratic development in Ukraine; lead to social instability and mass migration … Continue reading THE CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS OF UKRAINE DECLARATION ON THE ATTACK ON SOCIAL AND WORKER RIGHTS

Ukraine’s government puts oligarchs and multinationals ahead of its own people

International Trade Union Confederation Protests New Labour Laws To: Mr Volodymyr Zelensky    President of Ukraine        Mr Dmytro Razumkov       Chairman, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine        Mr Oleksiy Honcharuk      Prime Minister of Ukraine        Mr Tymofiy Mylovanov Minister for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine        Ms Yulia Sokolovska       Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine        Dear Sirs and … Continue reading Ukraine’s government puts oligarchs and multinationals ahead of its own people

Wave of Anger – mass trade union protest in Ukraine

Kyiv protesters on 30 January: “A Red Card for the Government’s Law On Labour No. 2708” A report from the Kyiv organization Social Movement about the growing opposition to the government’s attempt to satisfy the demands of domestic and foreign owned big business for a cheaper and more pliant Ukrainian labour force. No less than … Continue reading Wave of Anger – mass trade union protest in Ukraine

UKRAINIAN UNIONS TAKE TO THE STREETS FOR FREEDOM

On 15 January thousands of trade unionists and social activists took to the streets of Kyiv and picketed the Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in Kyiv.  The mass protest was against new labour code - branded 'legalised slavery' which will massively restrict workers rights and of trade unions to represent workers. The mass protest … Continue reading UKRAINIAN UNIONS TAKE TO THE STREETS FOR FREEDOM

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