: Ukrainian Workers' Trade Union set up in Warsaw

15:30 Jun. 14, 2016

Ukrainian Workers' Trade Union set up in Warsaw

Historic Centre of Warsaw with Royal Castle, Square, and Zygmunt's Column. (Getty Images)

Insitution is set to help Ukrainians working in Poland avoid employers' cheating

Ukrainian Workers' Trade Union in Poland is finally established. This is according to Vitaliy Makhinko, the leader of the "Trudova Solidarnist' " Trade Union Movement.

He claims Ukrainians willing to work in Poland are frequently cheated by both Ukrainian and Polish employers. "We already have a good deal of experience in the field," says Makhinko, "since a lot of our compatriots already work in Poland, and we assist them regularly."

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The newly established trade union has become a part of the All-Ukraine Trade Union Movement "Trudova Solidarnist' " with headquarters in Warsaw. In the future, the leader says, the offices are set to be opened in numerous Polish cities.

As reported earlier, head of All-Poland Alliance of Trade Jan Guz and Chairman of the Ukrainian society 'Ukraine-Poland', professor, PhD Yuri Karyahyn signed a protocol on cooperation in Kyiv, on March 25. Thus, both structures have pledged to improve working conditions and try to increase salaries for Ukrainian citizens in Poland. Around one million Ukrainians are employed in Poland.

From 2017 onwards Poland's government is up to equate the salaries of Polish citizens and hired foreigners, above all the Ukrainians.

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