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Global unions challenge problems with workers’ rights in Ukraine

4 April, 2017International Trade Union Confederation and IndustriALL Global Union representatives visited Ukraine on 28 and 29 March to express solidarity with Ukrainian trade unions and highlight the problems faced by workers.

Draft labour law in Ukraine restricts union activities

7 January, 2020Ukraine has a new draft labour law, which is in contravention of national labour law and international core labour standards, and will seriously undermine fundamental workers’ rights.

Notorious labour law adopted in Ukraine

20 July, 2022Despite numerous public appeals from the international community and trade unions in the country, Ukraine’s parliament has adopted a modification of the labour legislation which means that companies with fewer than 250 employees will be able to directly negotiate pay structure, working hours and the conditions or terms of contract termination.

Ukrainian miners end hunger strike on seventh day

14 November, 2016Miners at the state-owned mine no. 10 Novovolynska in Ukraine have ended the hunger strike they started on 7 November after receiving assurances that their main demand, for unpaid wages, will be met.

Ukraine: 50,000 rally against utility tariffs increase

8 July, 2016Over 50,000 trade union members and workers from all over Ukraine rallied in Kiev on 6 July protesting against the sharp increase in utility tariffs. 

Nuclear unions commemorate 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster

28 April, 2016IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliate, the Nuclear Power and Industry Workers Union of Ukraine, held the International Nuclear Workers’ Union Network (INWUN) meeting in Kiev, Ukraine to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the tragedy at Chernobyl.

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.

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 holds lively workshop in Ukraine

9 April, 2013IndustriALL Global Union and its French affiliate, FO Metaux, held a third workshop for Ukrainian union activists from the Metallurgical and Mining Industry Workers’ Union of Ukraine (MMIWU), also an IndustriALL affiliate, on 25-28 March in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.

Ukrainian miners launch underground protest

5 May, 2017440 miners from the Kryvyi Rih Iron-Ore Combine (KZRK) mines in Ukraine, have started an underground protest demanding higher wage.