Ukrainian Railworkers Union Address to ASLEF Conference

Volodymyr Kozelskyiv, Chair of VPZU, Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine addressed the ASLEF annual congress on 19 May.  The VPZU has been doing heroic work in extreme conditions.  ASLEF which is an affiliate to the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign, declared that they were proud to send their unwavering solidarity to the Ukrainian railway workers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQEKuynMQlo&t=63s Volodymyr Kozelskyiv, address to … Continue reading Ukrainian Railworkers Union Address to ASLEF Conference

Russia Bombs Refugees at Kramatorsk Station

In a new act of barbarism the Russian forces have bombed the railway station in Kramatorsk killing 30 and injuring 100.  The station was packed with people boarding an evacuation trains, mostly women, children and elderly. The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group reported that the Russian forces had  already bombed railway tracks near Barvenkove Station … Continue reading Russia Bombs Refugees at Kramatorsk Station

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

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

HUNGER STRIKE OF KYIV TRANSPORT WORKERS

Urgent Solidarity Needed:    Trolleybus depot workers are still on a hunger strike in Kyiv On 3 February  in Kyiv in the morning  three members of the primary trade union organization of the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of  Ukraine  of Kurynivske trolleybus depot of Municipal Enterprise "Kyivpastrans" have started hunger strike. They demand … Continue reading HUNGER STRIKE OF KYIV TRANSPORT WORKERS

ASLEF CONFERENCE DECLARES SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINIAN RAILWORKERS

ASLEF AFFILIATES TO UKRAINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN  The train drivers union - Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF), has decided to affiliate to the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign.    Delegates assembled in Southend for ASLEF’s Annual Assembly of Delegates received a message of solidarity from their sister union the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine … Continue reading ASLEF CONFERENCE DECLARES SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINIAN RAILWORKERS