On 27th of May, the Parliamentary Committee on Social policy and protection of veterans recommended to vote in 1st reading draft law #2681 that will dramatically narrow the freedom of association in Ukraine.

The draft law receives extremely negative criticism from Ukrainian trade unions, ITUC, ETUC, GUF-s, ILAW network, and numerous organizations all across the world.

Experts pointed out that the draft law proposes to limit certain rights and guarantees of trade unions in Ukraine, violating the state guarantee of labor rights realization, as well as the principles of independence, self-government, non-interference in trade unions which are well-known international principles of social partnership system functioning.