Wizz Air: Stop union-busting in Ukraine!

Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmyhal Denys, Minister of Infrastructure, Kryklii Vladyslav, Minister of Social Policy, Lazebna Maryna

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In May, an aircrew trade union was registered in Ukraine, representing Wizz Air’s workers in the Kyiv base. Management immediately launched an anti-union campaign that culminated in July, with a dismissal of four workers: Yuliia Batalina (head of union), Artem Tryhub (union council member), Hanna Teremenko (deputy head of union), and Andriy Chumakov (union member).

All of them were Wizz Air employees for years. They were all hard-working crew members, as proven by their past evaluations and involvement in company activities. This is a clear attack on all Wizz Air workers’ right to organise and an extreme intimidation tactic.

The workers are determined to oppose these actions and ask for your help. You can support them by sending a message to Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Shmyhal Denys, Minister of Infrastructure, Kryklii Vladyslav, and Minister of Social Policy, Lazebna Maryna.

To: Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmyhal Denys, Minister of Infrastructure, Kryklii Vladyslav, Minister of Social Policy, Lazebna Maryna
From: [Your Name]

Dear Prime Minister Shmyhal Denys,
Dear Minister Kryklii Vladyslav,
Dear Minister Lazebna Maryna,

I have been informed that Wizz Air has recently dismissed four union members and leaders in the Kyiv base. I regret to hear that such anti-union behaviour is permissible, as it seriously limits the workers’ freedom of association. I would like to urge you to take the necessary actions to ensure that Wizz Air doesn’t get away with unlawful actions:

- Investigate the union-busting and general labour law violation allegations;
- Ensure that Wizz Air abides by the Ukrainian labour law and is held accountable for their actions.

I ask you to support the union activists and ensure that Wizz Air is held accountable for their anti-union and anti-worker actions.