The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign condemns without reservation the series of vicious attacks on trade union activists that have taken place in Ukraine.   
Vitaliy Dudin beaten

On March 25th Oleh Vernik, leader of the independent trade union “Defence of Labour” was attacked by a group of unknown assailants.  He remains in hospital.

On Tuesday 31st March Vitality Dudin a well-known trade union solicitor was badly beaten by ten men believed to be from the ultra-right.

In February another left-wing trade unionist Zhenya Derkach in Dnipropetrovsk with a history of activity in KVPU and an activist of the independent union Defence of Labour was also brutally beaten.

Both Oleh and Vitaliy are members of the Organising Committee to establish a new left party in Ukraine, both well-known activists of the labour movement.

On 29th March Vitaliy was in a meeting with Wayne Thomas a leader of the National Union of Mineworkers and Mick Antoniw a…

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