The Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine (VPZU) informed the head of government and the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine about the announcement of a pre-strike state at the enterprises of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia.

The union of railway workers of Ukraine announced a pre-strike state

This decision was made by the central body of the VPZU. It also created a six-member strike committee, reports Railway Supply.

“The complete absence of social dialogue between VPZU and the board of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” made it necessary to resort to such a radical means of fighting for their rights”, the message says.

The Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine put forward the following requirements:

  • to ensure an increase in the level of wages by at least 25% annually
  • to increase wages by revising tariff rates and official salaries while maintaining inter-grade and inter-professional ratios, but at least once a year
  • replace the management bodies of JSC “Ukrainian Railways” (board, supervisory board) with a professional one, which will have the trust and support of railway workers
  • to provide employees of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” with safe working conditions provided for by the current legislation of Ukraine

As previously reported, the Dutch machinists are threatening to strike. At the same time, the German machinists’ union went on strike three times in the past month.


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