Ucrania - Union activist beaten up for demanding better safety measures

Volodymyr Petrovskiy, the deputy leader of the Free Trade Unions of Railway Workers of Ukraine (FTURWU), reported in July that a union member had been the victim of physical violence. Pyotr Efimovich, the Head of the Korosten Locomotive Depot in the Zhitomyr Oblast, was beaten up by A. Bolsunivsky, the Head of the Work Safety Section, after pressing on behalf of the union and the workers for improvements to work safety at the railway. His case was recorded by the militia and the medical department of Korosten railway station. By the end of the year, nobody had been brought to account for his beating.

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