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.
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.
The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) is deeply concerned about the possibility of adoption of new Labour Code of
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.
On 13th July the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of
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.
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.
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.