Ukraine resources

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    ITUC Global Rights Index for 2021 shows that COVID-19 impacted workers’ rights in Central and Eastern Europe

    10 August 2021

    The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has released its yearly Global Rights Index for 2021. The report shows that the COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in violations of workers’ rights across the globe. In Europe, the most frequently violated rights have been the rights to strike, to go for collective bargaining, and to establish and join a trade union. For Central and Eastern Europe, the index shows a mixed picture. While some countries increased workers’ access to rights, other countries moved in the opposite direction.

  2. Technical recommendations to the draft legal act on Minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment by workers at work

    08 August 2021

    These are the EU-ILO Project technical recommendations to the draft legal act “Minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment by workers at work”, prepared by the State Labour Service of Ukraine.

    They are aimed at better aligning the provisions of this legal act with the Council Directive 2009/104/EC, of 16 September 2009, concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment by workers at work, as foreseen in the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

  3. Technical recommendations to MSP Order No. 1804, of 29.11.2018, “On approval of the Minimum Safety and Health Protection Requirements for the Use by Workers of Personal Protective Equipment at the Workstation”

    08 August 2021

    These are the EU-ILO Project technical recommendations regarding the Ministry of Social Policy (MSP) Order No. 1804, of 29.11.2018, “On approval of the Minimum Safety and Health Protection Requirements for the Use by Workers of Personal Protective Equipment at the workstation”.

    They are aimed at better aligning national legislation with the Council Directive 89/656/EEC, of 30 November 1989, on the minimum health and safety requirements for the use by workers of personal protective equipment at the workplace, as foreseen in the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

  4. Technical recommendations to draft legal act on Minimum workers’ safety and health requirements for temporary or mobile construction sites

    03 August 2021

    These are the EU-ILO Project technical recommendations regarding the draft Legal Act “On Minimum Workers’ Safety and Health Requirements for Temporary or Mobile Construction Sites”, developed by the State Labour Service of Ukraine. They are aimed at better aligning the provisions of this document with the Council Directive 92/57/EEC on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites, the EU OSH Framework Directive 89/391/EEC, as foreseen in the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, as well as ILO conventions Nos. 187, 155, 161, 81, 129.

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    Meet the Specialists: Kenichi Hirose, Social protection

    03 August 2021

    Ken Hirose, Senior Technical Specialist for Social protection, Occupational Safety and Health, and Labour inspection shares how he assists ILO partners and constituents in improving the quality of work and safety of workers in Central and Eastern Europe. The challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic at workplaces made ILO services in these areas sought after. In the post-pandemic period, extending social protection coverage to workers in non-standard forms of employment (part-time, undeclared, platform etc) will be a priority.

  6. Technical note: Draft Law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding Improvement of Legal Framework for Labour of Certain Categories of Workers

    02 August 2021

    The comments therein have been prepared with a view to supporting the process of social dialogue on labour law reform in Ukraine. They represent technical expert opinions only and are provided without prejudice to any official comments that may be made by the Office on the final draft or by the ILO bodies responsible for supervising compliance of Ukrainian labour legislation with international labour standards.

  7. Technical note: Draft Law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Wages

    02 August 2021

    The comments therein have been prepared with a view to supporting the process of social dialogue on labour law reform in Ukraine. They represent technical expert opinions only and are provided without prejudice to any official comments that may be made by the Office on the final draft or by the ILO bodies responsible for supervising compliance of Ukrainian labour legislation with international labour standards.

  8. Technical note: Draft Law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Wages

    02 August 2021

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    The future is “blended”: strengthening digital TVET in Ukraine

    30 July 2021

    Like many countries around the globe, by the beginning of 2020 teachers in Ukraine were thrusted into a new reality. Education shifted to e-Learning almost overnight. Looking back, one major lesson from school closures is, that well-designed e-Learning can be a meaningful complement to face-to-face learning. It diversifies education delivery, appeals better to different learning styles and this enhances learning transfer. While TVET students are now gradually returning to school, it is clear that e-Learning is here to stay. Blended learning – the combination of face-to-face with e-Learning - will become the “new normal” in education. To support the continuity of learning during the pandemic and to modernise TVET beyond the duration of the pandemic, in June 2020 the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine asked ILO Budapest for support in developing quality e-Learning solutions for TVET.

  10. Improving legislative regulation of non-standard forms of employment in Ukraine – radio show

    29 July 2021

    Listen to the interview about the importance of better aligning new draft laws on non-standard forms of employment in Ukraine with international and European labour standards and best practices, and why increasing the flexibility of working conditions should not limit workers' rights. Antonio Santos, EU-ILO Project Manager, for the Radio Ukraine International.

      Also, you will learn:

      • What trends in labour legislation in Ukraine are of most concern?
      • Why is it necessary to change OSH approaches in Ukraine: to move from correction, protection and compensation to prevention?
      • What is the difference between the work of a labour inspector in Ukraine and EU countries?