In Midst of War, Ukrainian Parliament Attacks Worker Rights

Episode 20 August 08, 2022 00:15:21
In Midst of War, Ukrainian Parliament Attacks Worker Rights
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In Midst of War, Ukrainian Parliament Attacks Worker Rights

Aug 08 2022 | 00:15:21

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Show Notes

Ukrainian labor lawyer George Sandul describes how the Ukrainian Parliament is using martial law, and the chaos and disaster of the ongoing war with Russia, to push through harsh legislation aimed at gutting unions and limiting workers’ rights to decent jobs. Despite the gains of labor in Ukraine over the last several years, employers are now reducing wages, re-introducing zero hour contracts, and looking to new government exemptions to the more recent, worker-focused labor laws. Says Sandul: The new laws "will undermine the very existence of employees' rights in Ukraine.".

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