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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Ukrainians are fighting for their freedom and independence for more than two months. Every Ukrainian child is affected by the war. Because of air raid sirens and missile strikes all over Ukraine children live in continuing stress. 

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Ukraine have been resisting russia’s brutal aggression for a 50th day. As of April 14, 1014 educational institutions in Ukraine were damaged by shelling and bombing, 91 of them were totally destroyed.

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The Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine addresses the international community to draw the attention of the world to the terrorist actions that are happening in Ukraine in the education sphere during this ruthless war.

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1/ Are there still schools and high schools open in Ukraine (for example in the west of the country)?

No, there are no schools opened in Ukraine as military situation is declared throughout the country and bombings are carried out by russian army all over the country even in the western part.

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Good morning, dear colleagues!

Unfortunately, for my country already for more than a month – mornings are not good. And I’m here to speak on behalf of all Ukrainian educators, all Ukrainians.

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This is an interview with Kateryna Maliuta-Osaulova, International Secretary, Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine. Rethinking Schools managing editor Ari Bloomekatz sent a series of questions to Maliuta-Osaulova and she responded in mid-March over email.

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Already for 10 days Russian troops have been attacking the cities and villages of Ukraine. During this nightmare time more than 3 thousand civilians and 32 children have been killed. Missiles and airbombs are destroying residential buildings, kindergartens, orphanages, maternity hospitals, education facilities.

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On 7 October 2021, Ukrainian trade unions leading by the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine are holding the national warning protest action in Kyiv against the promotion of anti-social, anti-labour and anti-union legislative initiatives.

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On 26 May 2021, the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (TUESWU) concluded a new Sectoral Agreement with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for the period 2021-2025. The document was signed by Georgiy Trukhanov, TUESWU President, and Serhii Shkarlet, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, during their meeting in the Ministry.

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