Ukrainian socialist: ‘The future of demilitarisation lies in stopping Russia’s war machine now’

Ukrainian trade unionists who formed a local brigade of the territorial defence force Vitaliy Dudin (right) Vitaliy Dudin, head of the Ukrainian democratic socialist organisation Sotsyalnyi Rukh (Social Movement), spoke from Cherkasy, Ukraine, on April 6, to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about the current state of Russia’s invasion, the scale of peoples’ resistance to it and key issues such as … Continue reading Ukrainian socialist: ‘The future of demilitarisation lies in stopping Russia’s war machine now’

VICTORY AGAINST VICTIMISATION OF TRANSPORT UNION ACTIVIST

By Christopher Ford Nataliya Prystynsky VPZU representative Nataliya Prystynsky an activist of the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine (VPZU) has won a significant victory against her victimisation and union busting efforts by the employers.   Nataliya who is a trolley bus driver at the Kurenivsky depot of KP Kyivpastrans company, has been subject … Continue reading VICTORY AGAINST VICTIMISATION OF TRANSPORT UNION ACTIVIST

Ukrainian trade unions under the guillotine

The labour market will get rid of trade unions Vitaliy Dudin Under the slogan of getting rid of old Soviet junk, Ukrainian parliamentarians want to “reform trade unions”. This reform guillotine will decapitate trade union committees, which presently force management thoroughly to deliberate over their decisions. After the unsuccessful attempt to pass the liberal law … Continue reading Ukrainian trade unions under the guillotine

Lessons from the election in Kryvyi Rih

Ukrainian socialist Vitaliy Dudin recently stood in the Parliamentary elections in the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih. Standing on an openly left-wing program as an activist of the "Social Movement" he gained a small vote.  It was however an invaluable experience with man lessons.  We publish below Vitaliy’s initial thoughts. I got 328 votes. I … Continue reading Lessons from the election in Kryvyi Rih

UKRAINIAN ELECTIONS: A VOICE OF LABOUR

Elections to the Ukrainian parliament will be held on 21 July, once again various oligarchic candidates will compete. This time however in the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih there will be candidate standing in an effort to give a voice to Ukrainian labour.  Vitaliy Dudin is prominent solicitor representing trade unions who has campaigned for … Continue reading UKRAINIAN ELECTIONS: A VOICE OF LABOUR

People are very tired of the neoliberal mainstream

What will happen now  in Ukraine after the Presidential election? Christopher Ford organiser of the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign  interviewed Vitaliy Dudin an activist of the NGO 'Social Movement' and leading trade union solicitor in Ukraine. What does the election of Zelensky as President of Ukraine represent? People are very tired of the neoliberal mainstream. Of … Continue reading People are very tired of the neoliberal mainstream

Ukraine’s employment law reforms threaten workers’ rights

Vitaliy Dudin The oligarchs have joined forces to railroad a new labour code that strips Ukrainian workers of their already modest rights. Neoliberal modernisation in Ukraine is nothing new. The processes and forces pushing it forward long predate the ousting of Viktor Yanukovych last February. But since the events of 2014, this process has been … Continue reading Ukraine’s employment law reforms threaten workers’ rights

STOP THESE BEATINGS OF UKRAINIAN TRADE UNION ACTIVISTS

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign condemns without reservation the series of vicious attacks on trade union activists that have taken place in Ukraine.    On March 25th Oleh Vernik, leader of the independent trade union “Defence of Labour” was attacked by a group of unknown assailants.  He remains in hospital. On Tuesday 31st March Vitality Dudin a … Continue reading STOP THESE BEATINGS OF UKRAINIAN TRADE UNION ACTIVISTS