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Ukraine: Law reform threatens workers and trade union rights

15 September, 2015A recent legislative initiative in Ukraine could lead to a drastic reduction the creation of free and democratic trade unions in the country.

Chernobyl workers also needed Just Transition

25 April, 2016As we commemorate the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30 years ago, we remember all the deaths and illnesses caused by radiation, but also those thousands of workers who needed Just Transition as the power plant closed down.

IndustriALL’s first step towards creating women network in Ukraine

19 December, 201720 union female activists from IndustriALL Ukrainian affiliates hold their first meeting of the women network in Chernigov to discuss challenges faced by women at their workplaces and adopt the action plan.

Base metals unions in CIS countries confront challenges

20 April, 2018IndustriALL affiliates from CIS countries met on 17-18 April in Tbilisi, Georgia, to discuss union responses to trends and challenges in the base metals sector.

Calling on Russia to stop immediately its aggression, invasion, and occupation of Ukraine

28 February, 2022IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union’s affiliates urge the government of the Russian Federation to stop immediately its aggression, invasion, and occupation of Ukraine.  The Russian Federation should stop violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Union solidarity with Ukraine

17 May, 2022As the war in Ukraine continues, trade unions from other countries are showing solidarity with workers and unions.

INTERVIEW: Natalia Marynyuk

9 August, 2019Natalia Marynyuk started her career in 1996 as an economist at the blast furnace shop No. 1 of the state-owned Kryvorizhstal Steel Works. The plant is named after the city where it is located, Kryvyi Rih, one of the ten biggest industrial cities in Ukraine.

Unpaid Ukrainian miners finally get their wages

15 November, 2019Following a few months of determined and courageous strikes, protest actions and negotiations, on 14 November, Ukrainian miners from state-owned coal mines received their unpaid wages fully from June to September and partially for October. By the end of October, the total wage arrears to the miners of state-owned coal mines amounted UAH 1,172 million (US $47 million) and dated back to June to October.

Unions unite to defend workers’ rights

4 October, 2018Over 80 delegates representing 40 IndustriALL affiliates from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) met on 1 - 3 October in Baku, Azerbaijan, to discuss effective trade union response against the challenges in the regions.

Ukrainian miners on fourth day of hunger strike

10 November, 201650 miners at the state-owned mine no. 10 Novovolynska in Ukraine are continuing a hunger strike that they started four days ago to protest unpaid wages.