Ukraine: Support workers' struggle for labour and union rights

In partnership with Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine (FPU) and KVPU - Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine.

On 19 July 2022, the Ukrainian parliament adopted Draft Law 5371, which abolished labour rights for 94% of Ukrainian workers. This law introduces extreme liberalisation of labour relations, it discriminates against employees of all micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, and deprives them of labour and union protection. The trade unions of Ukraine actively opposed the promotion of this anti-labour draft law for two years. Despite numerous warnings from the International Trade Union Confederation, the European Trade Union Confederation, and the International Labour Organization regarding the inconsistency of this draft law with the principles and norms of European legislation, the ILO Conventions, the conclusions of scientists and experts, the Parliament of Ukraine has adopted it. Among the consequences of the adoption of such a law will be massive violation of workers' rights and further departures of the most qualified economically active segment of population from Ukraine. The situation is complicated by the bloody war started by the Russian aggressor against the Ukrainian people.


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