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[DOC] Unpaid salaries: Adaptation by business to economic crisis or absence of political will? [Ukraine]

Author: Ukrainian Trade Union Federation, Published on: 12 January 2009

[Original article in Ukrainian; title translation, and following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] During the last three months, unpaid salaries have significantly increased in Ukraine. On 1 December 2009,these amounted to 1,740,000,000 Ukrainian hryvnas (UAH). The issue is pertinent to different economic sectors, including the coal mining industry; machinery and equipment manufacturing; electrical, electronic and optical equipment production; construction, and other sectors… The total number of employees who did not receive their salaries for the last three months has increased sixfold and constituted 700,000 people, as of 1 December 2009. [refers to Zaporizhzhia state enterprise “Radioprylad”, Kolomyjskiy Plant KRP, Kyivskyj ipodrom, Lvivske Konstruktorske Buro, Rivenskyj Car Repair Plant, Naftoprommash] [The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies mentioned here to respond but they have not done so. If we receive any responses we will link to them alongside.]

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