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The train drivers’ work-to-rule action has brought first results Featured

The train drivers of the locomotive depots of PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsya" and their assistants have been conducting a work-to-rule action for a month. The Free Trade Union of Railway workers of Ukraine (VPZU) supported workers who decided to act strictly in accordance with the instructions. Train drivers claimed that they don’t want to violate technical requirements and endanger the passengers and citizens.


 

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KVPU leaders met with the Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Featured

On June 14, the Chairman of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine Mykhailo Volynets, the Deputy Chairman of the KVPU Petro Tuley and the Chairman of the Regional organization of the KVPU in Dnipropetrovsk region Mykola Zhytnyk met with Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Andrii Reva.


 

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The work-to-rule action of railway workers is lasting for nine days Featured

In Ukraine, the work-to-rule action of railway workers is lasting for nine days. It was started on 14 May when drivers of locomotive depot Darnitsa began to act strictly in accordance with the instructions.  Since 5 a.m. the action had been joined by the railway workers of Kremenchuk. The same day the work-to-rule protest was started in Kryvy Rih, Zaporizhzhia, Poltava, Ternopil and Myronivka. Later the drivers of the locomotive depots in Sinelnikove, Korosten, Pyatihatky and Lviv. Today railway workers and representatives of the independent trade unions held the press-conference on this topic in Kyiv.


 

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The railway workers have started the work-to-rule protest in Ukraine Featured

Today at 5 a.m. workers of the locomotive depot Kremenchuk of the regional branch of the Southern Railway of the PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsya" began to work, strictly adhering to all available instructions. Thus, they have started the action which called work-to-rule or the ‘Italian strike’. The Chairman of the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine (VPZU) Volodymyr Kozelskyi informed that employees of the railway depots of Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhya, Poltava, Ternopil and Darnitsia (Kyiv) have joined this action.


 

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KVPU calls to stop pressure on independent trade unions Featured

Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine received information regarding a letter sent to the management of “Myrnogradvugilia” (State Coal Enterprise in the city of Myrnograd) from the Pokrovsk regional Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) department №2 in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The letter contains direct instructions for the management of “Myrnogradvugilia” to immediately inform SBU on activities of the local chapters of the Independent Miners’ Trade Union  (NPGU), an affiliated organization of the KVPU.       

The Сhairman of the Confederation of free trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU)  requesting that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko,  the Prime-Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, the Head of State Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak carry out a course of all possible actions within their power, in order to immediately stop the violation of the miners’ rights, cease the persecution of Independent Miners’ Trade Union activists, and prevent similar illicit actions of the Security Service of Ukraine in the future. Please read his letter below.


 

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Ukrainian independent trade unions held a solidarity action near the Belarusian Embassy Featured

On 18 April, the representatives of the Confederation of free trade unions of Ukraine and its affiliates the Independent Trade Union of Ukraine, the Free Trade Union of Railways Workers of UkraineThe Free Trade Union of Medical Workers of Ukraine, the All-Ukrainian trade union 'Protection of Justice’ have joined a Day of Action in solidarity with the independent trade unions in Belarus by holding the protest in front of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Kyiv.


 

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The activist of the independent trade union was cruelly beaten in Kyiv Featured

On 6 April the doctor, member of the trade union committee of the Free Trade Union of Medical Workers of Ukraine at the municipal non-profit enterprise "Consultative-Diagnostic Center" of Desnianskyi district of Kyiv was cruelly beaten by unknown persons.  It’s the second physical attack on Mr Liska.


 

At 11.50 am Mr Liska was going to his workplace, when two young unknown persons stopped him.

"One of them wanted to make a blow to my the temple,   I made an attempt to avoid it, but he hit my cheek and split it. While these two men were beating me one of them said: “If you don’t stop talking, we’ll kill you’

 Mr Liska had been being beaten till the passersby stopped to defend him.  Then two attackers ran away.

After that Mr Liska called the ambulance and the police. The ambulance arrived in five minutes, but he had been waiting for the police officers coming for more than an hour.

 At the hospital, Mr Liska was diagnosed with the fracture of the nose, closed craniocerebral trauma, concussion of the brain and  soft-tissue trauma.

According to trade unionist, this attack occurred the next day after he gave the chairman of the Desnianskyi district administration Gennadiy Zabolotnyi the documents on the non-enforcement of court decisions by officials of the Desnianskyi District State Administration and the management of the "Consultative-Diagnostic Center" of Desnianskyi district of Kyiv.

The  Free Trade Union of Medical Workers of Ukraine   will follow the investigation of this crime closely.

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Miners and trade union leaders ended their hunger strike Featured

Today, the miners and trade union leaders of the SE “Selydivvugillia” ended their hunger strike.  The Chairman of the Local Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine in Selidovo and Novogrodivka Viktor Trifonov informed the Council of Chairmen of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine about this decision.


 

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Miners’ hunger strike is continuing in the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Featured

The hunger strike of the miners of the State Enterprise "Selidivvugillya", which have been started on the night of February 21, is continuing at the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine. All this time, the management of the ministry pretends that nothing is happening and frankly ignores protesters.


 

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