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Ukrainian coal miners demand industry support

18 March, 2016Around 500 coal miners from all over Ukraine gathered in Kiev on 17 March and picketed the parliament building demanding it adopt two draft laws to settle some pressing socio-economical issues of the Ukrainian coal mining industry. 

Eastern European affiliates meet to build strength in steel and mining

15 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Ukraine met in Batumi, Georgia on 4 and 5 June to discuss strategies to strengthen collective bargaining in the steel and mining industries.


17 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work

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.

Ukraine: continued struggle for payment of wages

10 June, 2014Steel, coal and peat mining workers in different regions of Ukraine have been picketing their employers and governmental agencies demanding a wage increase and an elimination of wage arrears.

Ukrainian unions develop strategies to fight precarious work

29 October, 2014During the workshop held on 14-16 October in Odessa, Ukraine, with support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) the unionists of the Nuclear Power and Industry Workers' Union of Ukraine and the Unіоn оf Епеrgу аnd Elеctrotechnical Industry Workers of Ukraine, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, discussed strategies to fight the expansion of precarious work.

IndustriALL-FO Final Workshop 'Training of Trainers'

16 October, 2013A final workshop in the two-year joint project of IndustriALL and “Force Ouvrière” took place in Paris, France, on 30 September-4 October. The project 'training of trainers' was organized for the Trade Union of Mining and Metallurgy Workers of Ukraine.

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...

Miners protest against destruction of coal mining in Ukraine

29 January, 20151,500 coal miners from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates across the Ukraine launched a protest action picketing the Cabinet of Ministers building today (28 January) in the capital Kiev.

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.