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Ukrainian uranium miners fight for their jobs

22 July, 2021Two Ukrainian affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union are fighting to protect decent jobs and timely wage payments for 8,000 workers of the only Ukrainian enterprise that extracts and processes uranium ore for Ukrainian nuclear power plants.

CIS unions demand improved health and safety in mines

25 May, 2021When 60 participants from ten mining unions in seven CIS countries met on 20 May, the need for ratification and proper implementation of ILO Convention 176 on health and safety in mines was discussed.

Ukraine must abandon anti-worker law reform

21 April, 2021Ukrainian unions are concerned over at least seven anti-worker and anti-union draft laws in violation of the national constitution and international labour standards, including ILO conventions and EU directives.

Union fights for fair collective bargaining at ArcelorMittal in Ukraine

7 April, 2021The Trade Union of Metalworkers and Miners of Ukraine (PMGU) is demanding a 30 per cent wage increase for nearly 24,000 workers at the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel plant to reach the wage level of industry competitors and cover inflation.

Coal mining unions demand comprehensive framework to solve industry problems in Ukraine

30 November, 2020During a two-day online meeting on 26-27 November on Ukraine’s energy vision and future prospects, organized by IndustriALL and FES, Ukrainian coal mining unions adopted a joint resolution demanding urgent measures in response to the severe crisis in the industry.

Ukrainian energy unions demand dialogue for Just Transition

30 November, 2020On 26-27 November, unions from the nuclear, oil and gas, energy, electrotechnical and coal mining industries met online in a two-day meeting organized by IndustriALL and FES to discuss Ukraine’s energy vision and future prospects.

Support Ukrainian miners protesting underground

21 September, 2020Today is the 18th day of the underground protest by 149 Ukrainian miners of the Kryvyi Rih Ore Plant, and the protesters' health is deteriorating. A LabourStart campaign to support miners’ demands has been launched.

Ukrainian miners protest underground

8 September, 2020393 miners at four mines belonging to the Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant are protesting underground, demanding a wage increase, better working conditions, and pension preferences due to difficult working conditions. Other demands include an end to workplace safety assessment violations, and that management, which is driving the company into a crisis, is dismissed.

Ukrainian coal miners win after 11-day protest

14 July, 2020Since 30 June, hundreds of coal miners and their wives have been protesting in Kiev, Ukraine, demanding that coal mine operations restart and wage arrears are settled. On 12 July, protestors could finally return to their homes across Ukraine after the government guaranteed action.

Proposed anti-union law threatens Ukrainian union movement

29 May, 2020IndustriALL Global Union and its Ukrainian affiliates oppose the draft anti-union law №2681 that would seriously undermine freedom of association and eliminate the system of social dialogue in Ukraine.