Ucrania - Trade union activists beaten up

On 25 March 2015 Oleh Vernik, leader of the independent trade union “Defence of Labour” was attacked by a group of unknown assailants, and needed to be hospitalised. On Tuesday 31 March Vitaliy Dudin a well-known trade union solicitor was badly beaten by ten men believed to be from the ultra-right. Both Oleh and Vitaliy are members of an Organising Committee to establish a new left party in Ukraine, and both are well-known activists in the labour movement.

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