Ukraine: Workers go unpaid for three years

In partnership with Building and Wood Worker's International and Construction and Building Materials Industry Workers’ Union of Ukraine (PROFBUD)

Employees of the strategic state-owned enterprise KVARSYT, which is located in the front-line zone in Donetsk region in Ukraine, have not received wages and have been deprived of social security contributions for more than three years. After the outbreak of war in the east of Ukraine, the enterprise lost a large sales market. Neither the state concern 'Ukroboronprom', to which the enterprise is subordinated, nor the Government of Ukraine, nor the President of Ukraine, are making any real attempts to resolve the current situation. At the moment, the total amount of debt is more than UAH 47 million (€1.4 million) and is increasing every month. People are forced to work for free.

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