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The Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine continues the open-ended protest (Updated) Featured

The Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine (VPZU) continues the open-ended protest in Kyiv. The members of VPZU live and sleep in the tents near the office of PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" (Ukrainian Railway). Trade union demands salary raise and improvement of working conditions. On 20th of June, engineers of the locomotive depot "Kremenchuk" of the Southern Railway of Ukraine, who are members of VPZU, have started the so-called technical or “Italian” strike. The management of the enterprise tried to make pressure on them. 


 

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Railway workers and their independent trade union fight for a salary increase Featured

On 14 June, the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine (VPZU) has started a protest nearby the office of PJSC "Ukrzaliznycia" (Ukrainian Railway). Railway workers and trade union demand a significant wage increase. Trade union members and leaders decided to continue their protest and stay overnight near the office. 


 

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NPGU is deeply concerned that two fatal accidents occurred in two mines in one week Featured

On June 9, in the morning in the mine "Velykomostivska" of the state enterprise ‘Lvivvugillia’ miner Oleg Babenko was electrocuted and instantly killed. The prosecutors and representatives of other responsible agencies are working at the place of incident. The special commission was formed for investigation of reasons for tragedy.


 

 

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One miner died at the mine in Krivyi Rih Featured

On June 6 at 8.55 am at the mine "Octyabyrskaya"  of the Public joint stock company Kryvyi Rih Iron-Ore Combine (KZRK)on the horizon of 1220 m a rockslide happened.  In consequence of the collapse, one miner was killed.
On the same day at 3 pm, another emergency situation happened.  There was a fire at the electrical substation of mine and three lifts were de-energized. The lunch change, which should go up after 22:00 pm yesterday (06.06) went to the surface only after 4:00 am (07.06).

 

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In Kryvyi Rih miners from different enterprises fight for rising wages Featured

On 4 May in Kryvyi Rih miners from the Kryvyi Rih Irone Ore Combine (KZRK) have started the protest. The workers from night shift of mines  "Rodina", "Guardiiska", "Ternovskaya" and 10 miners from mine "Oktyabrskaya" didn’t rise to the surface. Later miners and independent trade unions of other enterprises also started fight for raising wages. 


 PHOTO: Miners and independent trade unions on a demonstrarion on 1 May in Kryviy Rih

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In Kryvyi Rih miners has started the protest underground Featured

In Kryvyi Rih miners from the Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Combine (KZRK) have started the protest. The Head of the Independent trade Union of Miners of Ukraine  (NPGU) Mykhailo Volynets  informed, that the workers from night shift of mines  "Rodina", "Guardiiska", "Ternovskaya" and 10 miners from mine "Oktyabrskaya" didn’t rise to the surface. 


 

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The photo exhibition "For a decent and safe work” has opened in Kyiv Featured

On 26 April photo exhibition "For a decent and safe work” has opened at the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NSJU) in Kyiv. It’s dedicated to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the International Workers' Day. This photo exhibition is organized by the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) with its partner organizations NGO "Labor Initiatives” and  Kyiv organization the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.


 

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Trolleybus depot workers ended the hunger strike Featured

February 9: Yesterday evening trolleybus drivers, who were holding the hunger strike, leaders of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine and the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers Ukraine had negotiating  with representatives of the administration Kurynivske depots, ME "Kyivpastrans"  and the Department of Transport of Kyiv City State Administration. After reaching the consensus trolleybus drivers decided to stop their protest. But they told that they are wary of the promises which were given by administration. 


 

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