The ILAW Network sent a letter to the Government of Ukraine to protest its decision to introduce highly regressive amendments to the Trade Union Law and Labour Law on 27 December 2019. Drafted without prior consultations with trade unions, these amendments violate several fundamental and technical ILO conventions which Ukraine has ratified, and in some cases violate the Constitution of Ukraine. There appears to be no motivation for these amendments other than to weaken the trade union movement and to eliminate the basic contractual rights of all workers. The ILAW Network urged that these amendments be withdrawn.

ILAW Letter to Government of Ukraine 10 January 2020