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Ukraine: Three Years of Unpaid Wages

All over the world, working people are suffering due to the global pandemic and economic crisis. Many have lost their jobs. Many businesses are failing.

But not all these problems are being caused by Covid.

We've received an appeal for help from workers in Ukraine who have not received their wages for more than three YEARS.

And the business that employs them - KVARSYT - is state-owned.

According to Ukraine's constitution, every worker must be paid for their work.

The decision of the management to not pay these workers is also in breach of ILO Convention 95, entitled 'Protection of Wages' (1949), which was ratified in 1961 by the Ukrainian government.

Please take a moment to protest to the Ukrainian government - and to show your solidarity with these workers.

Employees of the strategic state-owned enterprise KVARSYT, which is located in the front-line zone in Donetsk region in Ukraine, have not received wages and have been deprived of social security contributions for more than three years. After the outbreak of war in the east of Ukraine, the enterprise lost a large sales market. Neither the state concern 'Ukroboronprom', to which the enterprise is subordinated, nor the Government of Ukraine, nor the President of Ukraine, are making any real attempts to resolve the current situation. At the moment, the total amount of debt is more than UAH 47 million (€1.4 million) and is increasing every month. People are forced to work for free.