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2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Ukraine

Publisher International Trade Union Confederation
Publication Date 6 June 2013
Cite as International Trade Union Confederation, 2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Ukraine, 6 June 2013, available at: [accessed 22 November 2017]
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Anti-union discrimination: Mr. Andryi Kudelya, the head of the primary trade union "Justice Protection" was dismissed when he was in the process of filing a dispute on behalf of "Metro Cash & Carry" workers with the National Service of Mediation and Conciliation in October 2012.

Interference in trade union activities: Mr. Zavgorodniy R.V., Chairman of the primary trade union of workers in foreign enterprises "Coca-Cola beverages Ukraine Limited" was not permitted to take leave in order to attend an educational seminar provided for KVPU members in April and August 2012.

Interference in trade union premises: The management of the "Novodruzhivska" mine of OJSC "Lesechanskvugillya" informed the plant level union in July 2012 that it could not use its premises anymore and that Chairman Marchenka should no longer be its representative.

Infringement of collective agreements: In November 2012, the state enterprise "Selidovugillia" violated the sectoral collective agreement between the Ministry of Energy and Coal Mining Industry of Ukraine and all-Ukrainian trade unions in the coal mining industry by reducing and transferring staff to other work places.

Refusal to bargain in good faith: Members of the NPGU were forced to go on unpaid leave when they tried to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement with the management of the "Sadova" mine in October 2012.

Violence against trade unionists: In October 2012, Valentyna Koroba, the head of the Free Trade Unions of Entrepreneurs of Ukraine was physically attacked by Natalia Boitchenko, manager of the market where she works.

Suspension of trade union activities: The activities of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) in the Zaporojia Oblast region were prohibited by the Zaporojia Regional Administrative Court on 18 December 2012 because the union did not provide its tax declaration on time.

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