Ukrainian Union: Economic Fairness over Austerity, Autocracy

The KPVU is preparing for a possible strike in Ukraine as mass protests continue this week.

The KPVU is preparing for a possible strike in Ukraine as mass protests continue this week.

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) is preparing for a possible national strike to call for just economic reform and a more rational approach to solving the country’s financial woes. In a letter published this weekend, they said: “In Ukraine we need economic reform that encourages democracy and addresses the horrible inequalities of wealth in the country, not reforms that target the poor.” They are calling on international support to help them create a path forward “that brings hope to Ukraine.”

Read the full letter.