Ukraine resources

  1. Social security and COVID-19: Which measures were effective in protecting workers?

    11 March 2021

    The recent ILO report reviews the national social security measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis, analyses their effectiveness, and discusses future challenges in improving the social security systems. The report covers seven countries in the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine.

  2. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2021 March

    11 March 2021

    This issue reports on ILO response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Central and Eastern European region. It introduces programme results and new projects, and features ILO resources related to the pandemic, fresh publications and new staff.

  3. Assessment of the Social Security Responses to COVID-19

    08 March 2021

    The report reviews the COVID-19 situation and economic data, the social security and related measures implemented to address the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemics during the first lockdown in the second quarter of 2020.

  4. Technical recommendations to the draft law on OSH

    02 March 2021

    This is the third set of the EU-ILO Project technical recommendations to the draft law “On occupational safety and health of workers” developed by the Ministry of Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture in order to better align it with the ILO and EU labour standards and best practices. This draft law is fundamental as it lays down the foundations for building the whole architecture of the future national legal framework on OSH aligned with the international and EU labour standards as foreseen by the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

  5. Working as three but earning as one

    22 February 2021

    Undeclared work is work without a labour contract when job tasks are increasingly added without any extra pay, when days-off and leaves are denied, and wages are paid “in the envelope”. Tetiana worked exactly on such terms when she came to Kyiv to earn money for living. Read her story and a comment by the SLS expert.

  6. Working without a labour contract is like playing with fire

    22 February 2021

    Kateryna (name changed), the editor of an oblast-level media site, will hardly receive the 30,000 hryvnias that her employer owes her. It’s all because she did not have a labour contract and received her wage “in the envelope”. Read Kateryna’s story and a comment by the SLS expert to avoid falling into the trap.

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    Why Trade Unions should act on Skills Development – and how?

    19 February 2021

    To build a ‘better normal’ in the post-COVID-19 world of work, skills development and lifelong learning need to be part of economic transformation. This responsibility should not reside with governments and companies alone. Trade Unions have an important role to play in shaping the professional development of workers at any age. A new, easy-to-use ILO Resource Guide illustrates how Trade Unions can engage more effectively in skills development policies and practices.

  8. Reaching out to everyone: how labour inspectors are getting closer to employers

    18 February 2021

    Labour inspection practices in Ukraine are becoming increasingly closer to the European model. Labour inspectors are raising awareness of employers and workers all over the country, as part of the State Labour Service's “Go to Light!” information campaign.

  9. Everyday protection: how labour contract kept Rivne oblast worker’s job

    18 February 2021

    More than 2 million Ukrainians lost their jobs or went on forced leave during the quarantine in 2020. Those who worked undeclared were hit most because only a labour contract guarantees worker protection against unlawful dismissal and provides unemployment compensations.

  10. Disguised employment: how Mariupol employer mistakenly concluded civil law contracts instead of labour contracts

    18 February 2021

    Some employers conclude civil law contracts with their employees, instead of labour contracts. However, it’s not the matter in which one can choose comfortable options.