Representatives of the Federation of trade unions of Ukraine (FPU) went on a warning protest at the government quarter in the centre of Kiev with the requirement to prevent the adoption of draft laws “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine (regarding certain issues of activity of trade unions)” and several other legislative initiatives.
According to “Interfax-Ukraine”, several hundred people gathered on Independence square, where moved along Khreshchatyk street to European square, then went up the street to the buildings of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada.
The event was organized by Federation of trade unions of Ukraine. The protest was supported by the Confederation of free trade unions, Independent trade Union of miners, the Free trade Union of railway workers and several other unions.
The demonstrators demand to stop the further advancement of the government of the new labour act, which, in their opinion, violates the rights of citizens.
The trade unions also insist on the recall of the Verkhovna Rada of the bill No. 2681 “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine (regarding certain issues of activity of trade unions)” authorship of deputies from “public Servants”. In addition, the FPU considers that trade Union reform is only with the involvement of trade unions.
Another demand of the protesters is the exclusion from the bill No. 2275 article about deprivation of the rights of trade unions and employers on equal representation of the interests of insured persons in social insurance funds.
In addition, they need to withdraw from the post of Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on social policy and protection of the rights of veterans Galina Tretyakov for the conduct of, as they say in PR, anti-social policy and anti-humanitarian stance towards the citizens of Ukraine.
In addition, the protesters urged to provide financial and material support to workers who are suffering in the economic crisis, caused by the spread of coronavirus infection and to eliminate wage arrears. In the list of requirements also maintaining availability and volume of medical care, the termination of the closures of health facilities, layoffs of health care workers, the requirement to fully ensure them decent wages, safe working conditions in a pandemic Covid-19.
Protesters blocked her convoy Hrushevskoho street between mulberry and Lipsky.
The protest at the Parliament will run until 10:30. After that, the column of people moves under the building of President’s Office and stay there until 12:00.
The Verkhovna Rada