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Independent trade unions organized demonstration and festival on 1st May Featured

Traditionally, on May 1, members of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) and the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) held a march and rally in Kryvyi  Rih. This year, the tradition was expanded, as a festival “Mayovka” with lectures on workers rights were organized. These events dedicated to the Labour Day were initiated by Chairperson of the local organization of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Kryvyi Rih Yurii Samoilov and the leader of the  Primary Trade Union Organization at the PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih Serhii Ivanchenko. The majority of independent trade unions, workers and activists of NGOs joined these activities.


 

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Trade union demands justice for railways workers (UPDATED) Featured

On 19th March members of the Free Trade Union of Railway workers of Ukraine (VPZU) picketed the central office of the PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" (Ukrainian railways). The VPZU demanded to raise wages, improve medical services, restore social and pension guarantees, and do not cut jobs. Also, trade unionists required efficient social dialogue. After the protest action, the negotiation between trade union representatives and management have been launched.


 

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IndustriALL Global Union calls on the Government of Ukraine to speedily address the plight of coal mineworkers at state-owned enterprises Featured

General Secretary of the IndustriALL Global Union Valter Sanches sent the letter on wage arrears in the state-owned sector of the coal industry of Ukraine to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman. On behalf of the IndustriALL GU, he drew attention to the long protest of employees of the Mine 'Kurakhivska' of the SOE "Selydivugillya" and calls on the Government of Ukraine to speedily address the plight of coal mineworkers at state-owned enterprises.


 

lease, download the letter below. 

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