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Independent trade union of the PJSC "Sukha Balka" is facing pressure in the fight for labor rights Featured

Serhii Barabashuk, Head of the primary trade union organization at the PJSC "Sukha Balka" (part of NPGU, the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine) reports pressure on union members and violations of labor rights at the enterprise.  In particular, private security service of the enterprise conducted searches of workers. While doing so, they violated a number of legal norms, e.g., searches of women were performed by male security guards. In addition, Serhiy Barabashuk informed Mykhailo Volynets, Chairperson of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, about the pressure on him and the threats he received. 



ITUC appealed to President of Ukraine Featured

The International Confederation of Trade Unions (ICC) reacted to the appeal of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine regarding the Draft Labor Code (Draft Law No. 1658) and addressed a letter to the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. A copy of the document was sent to Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy and chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Social Policy, Employment and Pensions Lyudmila Denisova.



KVPU applied to the international organizations on the draft Labor code of Ukraine Featured

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) is deeply concerned about the possibility of adoption of new Labour Code of Ukraine (the draft law No. 1658).  KVPU sent the observations regarding the draft Labor code of Ukraine violating the international labor standards to International Labour Organization.   Also, KVPU applied to the International Trade Union Confederation and the IndustriAll Global Union on this issue. 



The miners of the mine named after G. Kapustin are staying underground and demanding salaries payment Featured

According to the head of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine Mykhaylo Volynets, miners of the mine named after G. Kapustin of state enterprise PJSC "Lisichanskvugillya" stayed underground for two days. Other shifts didn’t go down into the mine. In such way the miners are  fighting for salaries' payment. 



KVPU are holding the protest in Kyiv (Updated) Featured

On 13th July  the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) organized a   demonstration in Kyiv. The KVPU demands to improve the living standards and take steps to raise salaries, to provide effective reforms in Ukraine and stop ineffective reforms. The representatives of the independent trade unions of miners, medical workers, railway workers, teachers, metallurgists, disabled workers and other activists are participating in rally near the Ukrainian Parliament now.



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. 



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. 



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.




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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