11-08-2016

History and general information

The Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine was established in September 1990, however, it continues the rich history of the teachers’ trade union movement in Ukraine whose origins date back to the beginning of the 20th century. The first national teachers’ union was set up in 1919 and underwent several reorganisations during next 70 years.

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05-10-2022

Russian invasion to Ukraine has caused a set of serious problems in Ukrainian education. First of all, this concerns the forced displacement of a significant number of the Ukrainian population and the destruction and damage to educational institutions as a result of hostilities.

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04-10-2022

More than 8 months, the full-scale war of Russia against the Ukrainian people has been going on.

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06-09-2022

Statement of the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine Regarding Unacceptability of Pressure on Teachers in the Temporarily Occupied Territories

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02-09-2022

There are 12,910 schools in Ukraine now.

According to the report of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, more than a quarter of Ukrainian schools (3,500) this year will work in full-time mode, and almost 4,500 will study in mixed form.  Other schools will study in online mode.

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01-09-2022

Since the beginning of the russian invasion of Ukraine, the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine has been constantly receiving appeals and reports from regional organizations of the Trade Union, where active hostilities are taking place, and from the temporarily occupied territories on the impact of the russian occupation regime on education sector workers.

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31-08-2022

Schools are being prepared for September 1 all over the country, where the security situation allows.  After all, as of August 21, 2022, 1094 children in Ukraine suffered as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the russian federation. 373 children were killed and 721 were injured. Therefore, offline education will only be possible in safer regions where there are no military actions.

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22-08-2022

On 17 August 2022, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi, instead of veto expected by the workers, signed the scandalous Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts Regarding Simplification of Regulation of Labour Relations in Sphere of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Reduction of Administrative Burden on Business”, voted in the Parliament on 19 July, which introduces extreme forms of labour relations liberalisation and deprives the workers of Ukrainian enterprises with less than 250 workers of one of their fundamental rights – the right to labour protection and collective bargaining.

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16-08-2022

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, appealed to Anthony J. Blinken, Secretary of State, concerning the labor legislation passed by the Parliament of Ukraine that would seriously damage Ukrainian workers and Ukrainian trade unions. In the letter she notes that these new laws, if signed by President Zelensky, will eliminate many collective bargaining rights, enable employers to short-cut worker protections, and allow for the confiscation by the state of union-owned properties – properties currently in use to shelter war refugees.

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04-08-2022

Recently, on 19 July the Ukrainian Parliament approved the draft law No 5371 «On Amendments To Some Legislative Acts Regarding Simplification Of Regulation of Labour Relations in Sphere of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Reduction of Administrative Burden on Business», which deprives the workers of the Ukrainian companies of one of their fundamental rights – the right to labour protection and collective bargaining.

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