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IndustriALL in the CIS region - unified front against attacks on workers' rights

7 September, 2015IndustriALL has 50 affiliates in the CIS region. In a region torn by political conflicts and attacks on workers’ rights, working together is the key to successful trade unions. Unity was a central theme to the discussions at IndustriALL’s sub-regional meeting in Moldova on 3 – 4 September.  

9 miners dead and 23 missing after explosion in Ukrainian coal mine

4 March, 2015A gas explosion at the depth of 1230 meters occurred in the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk region of Ukraine. At that moment some 230 miners were working underground.

Open Letter of the Metallurgical and Mining Industry Workers Union of Ukraine calls to establish peace

13 May, 2015On 28 April 2015, the Sixth Congress of the Metallurgical and Mining Industry Workers Union of Ukraine, an affiliate of IndustriALL, took place in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The participants demanded to establish real peace in Ukraine.

IndustriALL calls for an end to violence in Ukraine

20 February, 2014According to the reports received from Ukrainian affiliates following the night clashes at Maidan (Independence square) in Kiev, from 18 to 19 February the House of Trade Unions was set on fire.

Ukraine: ArcelorMittal workers fight for their rights

9 May, 2018Workers at the ArcelorMittal-Kryvyi Rih steel plant with the support of the IndustriALL affiliate Trade Union of Workers of Metallurgical and Mining Industries of Ukraine (PMGU) want to sign a new collective agreement ensuring wage increases and safe working conditions.

Ukrainian miners stage protest over unpaid wages

21 June, 2018Coalminers organized a mass protest on 19 and 20 June in front of Verhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) in the hope of attracting attention of the parliamentarians to the dreadful situation in the coal mining sector and its effects on conditions for coalminers.

Ukrainian steelworkers fight back against dismissals

13 December, 2012ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel plant in Ukraine announced a new wave of dismissals. 446 workers will be cut, which amounts to 1 per cent of the total workforce.

IndustriALL calls on Ukrainian government to enforce health and safety in mines

15 June, 2017Miners in Ukraine continue to endanger themselves going down the pit. Four miners, members of IndustriALL affiliate the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, were seriously injured in an explosion on 12 June. IndustriALL supports Ukrainian trade unions in their demands to improve health and safety at enterprises without delay.

Ukrainian protests put pressure on IndustriALL affiliates

10 February, 2014Ukraine has been dominated by street protests since November 2013 caused by the President’s refusal to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union. Below are some initial comments from IndustriALL's Ukrainian affiliates...

Ukraine needs a peaceful way-out

6 March, 2014Signs of frustration and despair are growing in the east of Europe; the entire population of a 45 million people country has been dragged into a series of divisive political conflicts. IndustriALL Global Union strongly believes in a route to peace and security in Ukraine without using weapons.