On September 14, at a meeting of the Presidium of the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine, it was decided to hold an all-Ukrainian mass protest action in Kiev on October 7 against the promotion of anti-social, anti-labor and anti-union legislative initiatives. This is stated in message on the Federation website.
In the absence of a response from the authorities to the demands of the trade unions, it was decided to hold large-scale protests in defense of the labor rights of workers in all regions of the country, the trade union warned.
“We have always defended the position that the observance of the labor rights and interests of the employee is the path to the European development of the country,” said Grigory Osovoy, Chairman of the Open Society of Trade Union Associations, Chairman of the FPU, in his speech. - But, as we learned, at the conciliation council of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, anti-labor bills were introduced into the agenda of the first autumn meeting of parliament: “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts Concerning Deregulation of Labor Relations” No. acts to simplify the regulation of labor relations in the field of small and medium-sized businesses and reduce the administrative burden on entrepreneurial activity ”No. 5388, violating the constitutional rights of workers and their trade union representatives. And this is despite the fact that the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine and national trade unions have repeatedly conveyed their position to the President, the Government of Ukraine, the leaders of parliamentary factions and groups regarding workers' rejection of extreme forms of liberalization of labor relations ”.
Hryhoriy Osovoy stressed that the UN Socioeconomic Committee, the International Labor Organization, in their official messages, had repeatedly warned the leadership of the Ukrainian state against unconditional liberalization of labor relations that violate human rights and international obligations of Ukraine.