Ucrania - Unionised workers of the Lviv higher vocational art school victims of pressure and physical violence

The Management of Lviv higher vocational art school has been exercising pressure on the unionised workers affiliated to the Free Trade Union of Education and Science of Ukraine (VPONU). Union members have been harassed for their activism, especially their fight against corruption. Incidents of pay decreases, threats of dismissal and reprimands have been recorded, and the head of the union, Mr. Chumaka, was physically assaulted during a teachers’ council meeting when he tried to highlight the administration’s violations. As a result of the violence used against him, he was hospitalised.

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