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Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard

14:35:40
27/04/2017

politnavigator.net

In Kiev representatives of labor unions protested against the adoption of amendments to the Labour code. This was stated in a blog by the chairman of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets.

The protesters are also against the raising of the retirement age, laying off workers, and are for the timely payment of salaries.

“We strike on behalf of colleagues, people who work in cultural institutions, philharmonic halls, concert halls. We strike because we oppose the adoption of amendments to the Labour Code at the second reading because they considerably worsen the situation of Ukrainian citizens in all industries. Today we are here to show our opposition to the Code,” stated one of participants of the action Aleksandr Shevchenko.

Earlier, at a press conference in Kiev Volynets reported that changes to the Labour code contain a series of discriminatory standards.

“According to the draft of the Labour code your employer will immediately dismiss you if you disclose a trade secret. The salary also belongs to a trade secret, that’s why if you tell your wife about your salary, you will be dismissed. Another thing is vaccinations. Irrespective of whether your state of health allows you to have certain vaccinations, whether the vaccine is available, you can immediately be dismissed without warning,” said Volynets.

As Politnavigator reported, workers of the Sumy plant belonging to the oligarch Konstantin Grigorishin yesterday rebelled.

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