“On behalf of the International Lawyers Assisting Workers (ILAW) Network, which is comprised of over 400 labour lawyers and scholars in over 50 countries, including Ukraine, we write to express our very serious concerns regarding the decision of the Parliamentary Committee on Social Policy and Veterans Protection to consider and adopt Draft Law 2681 at the plenary session of the parliament. These amendments appear identical to the amendments introduced in December 2019, and which were criticized by the UN and trade unions worldwide as an attack on workers’ rights in Ukraine. Drafted without prior consultations with trade unions, these wholly unnecessary amendments violate ILO fundamental conventions which Ukraine has ratified, and in some cases violate the Constitution of Ukraine. There appears to be no possible motivation for these amendments other than to weaken the trade union movement. We therefore urge that these amendments be withdrawn.”

Here is the ILAW Letter Ukraine June 1 2020 Final