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Support for Ukrainian trade unions

March 12, 2014
Trade Union House, Kiev
PSI affiliates in Ukraine have requested assistance to help them to re-build Trade Union House, the headquarters of the FPU (national union confederation), burnt down during on 19 February during the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine. The building on Maidan square also housed several trade union offices and the EPSU regional office.

EPSU and PSI will directly contribute to the restoration of the trade union premises, and we call on your generosity in order to help the trade unions to live up to the many challenges they are faced with.

We are please to inform you that contributions have already been received from:

CGSP-ACOD - AMiO sector, Belgium
CUPE, Canada
HK/Stat, Denmark
HK/Kommunal, Denmark
HK Klubben, Aarhus University (Office-and Dentist Assistant Employees at Aarhus University), Denmark
Independent Trade Union Federation of Workers in Energy Industry (NSFEB), Bulgaria
IRW-CGSP, Belgium
JHL, Finland
Kommunal, Sweden
LSADPS, Lithuania
LVSADA, Latvia
Michiel ODIJK, Utrecht, Netherlands (personal donation)
OEGB Vida, Austria
Pardia, Finland
PSEU, Ireland
PSI-Japanese Coordination, Japan
SE KS, Kosovo
SFPQ, Canada
Starvsmannafelagid, Faroe Islands
SuPer, Finland
UCAPSE - Union of Clerical, Administrative & Public Service Employees, Israel
UGFF/CGT/Montreuil,  France

Please continue to send donations to the EPSU bank account in Brussels, Belgium: 

Account owner: EPSU
Bank name and address: KBC Bank, rue de la Science 25 - 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM
IBAN: BE62 4376 2009 4261

All the transfers should be marked “Ukraine”. Please inform PSI of any donations you make, by sending an email to general.secretary@world-psi.org.

Ukrainian trade unions have expressed their hope that through joint efforts with the help of the international trade union family, they will manage to restore the proper functioning of the Trade Union House and return to full scale trade union activities in new democratic context.

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