Unions continue campaign against labour deregulation


The FPSU trade union confederation continues to lobby and campaign against legislation being proposed by the government that will seriously undermine worker and trade union rights. The confederation organised meetings with MPs at the parliament on 29 April. Unions have repeatedly pointed out, with support from international trade union bodies, that the proposed laws conflict with International Labour Organisation conventions as well as the Ukrainian constitution. Draft law 5371, for example, will create new categories of employees and effectively deny basic rights to organise and collectively bargain to workers in organisations with less than 250 employees. The unions have called on the government to sit down with them to discuss a review of labour legislation to ensure it is in line with international standards.

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