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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.

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 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.

Thousands of miners lose their jobs in Ukraine

10 October, 2014IndustriALL Global Union expresses its concerns as dozens of mines stand idle and thousands of miners have lost their jobs in the Ukraine, with many being forced to flee their homes in the past few months.

Ukrainian miners demand wage increase

19 June, 2014Workers of EVRAZ Sukhaya Balka JSC in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, are demanding a doubling of wages. If management fails to agree, workers are prepared to go on strike.

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.

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: Political deal must lead to genuine restoration of democracy and human rights

21 February, 2014Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has today agreed to an early presidential election in a deal to end the violence which opposition medics believe killed at least 100 people on Thursday alone and has injured more than 500.

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.

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...