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

Eastern Ukraine: labour and community organising near the front line

Workplace and community organising continues in eastern Ukraine, a few kilometres from the front line. PAVEL LISYANSKY of the Eastern Human Rights Group sent this report Report by: People and Nature A meeting was held today [25 December] of representatives of workplace collectives in Svetlodarsk, 4 kilometres from the front line [near Debaltsevo in Donetsk region]. … Continue reading Eastern Ukraine: labour and community organising near the front line

Ukraine workers mobilize to defend wages, jobs, sovereignty

Ukraine workers mobilize to defend wages, jobs, sovereignty BY NAOMI CRAINE  The Militant  (USA) March 16, 2015 Miners and airport workers in Ukraine are fighting to defend their jobs and against the rapid erosion of living conditions amid a deepening capitalist economic crisis. A cease-fire between Moscow-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces is, for the moment, … Continue reading Ukraine workers mobilize to defend wages, jobs, sovereignty

SLAVERY IN THE DONETSK AND LUHANSK “PEOPLES REPUBLICS”

The report below was originally published by the Ukrainian association  Liva Opozytsiya – Left Opposition  the moves against free trade unions in these areas of Donbas are a matter of concern for the international labour movement. The Confederation of Free Trade Unions is no longer able to function in these areas, and independent trade unions are being declared … Continue reading SLAVERY IN THE DONETSK AND LUHANSK “PEOPLES REPUBLICS”

THE UKRAINIAN LABOUR MOVEMENT IS GROWING AGAIN

Marko Bojcun Republished from Observer Ukraine The government and the employers now face growing labour unrest. The most common cause of labour disputes throughout 2014 was the widespread practice of employers to withhold wages from their workers for months on end. While wage arrears continue to grow, protests over this and other issues are now taking … Continue reading THE UKRAINIAN LABOUR MOVEMENT IS GROWING AGAIN