Ukrainian Trade Union of Workers in Tourism, Spa areas and Hotel Industry joint with Kyiv Institute of Gender Studies started implementation of the initiative “Standards for the Regulation of Labor Relations: Legal Norms of the EU and Ukraine” within the project “Supporting the activities of the Ukrainian National Platform of the EaP CSF in 2021-2023” that is carried out by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) with the financial support of the European Union.
Name of the initiative: Standards for the Regulation of Labor Relations: Legal Norms of the EU and Ukraine.
Organisation: Ukrainian Trade Union of Workers in Tourism, Spa areas and Hotel Industry (WG5).
Initiative is realised jointly with Kyiv Institute of Gender Studies (WG5).
Duration of the project: 02.08.2021 – 30.11.2021.
Aim of the initiative. To prepare an analytical document with a comparative review of legislative acts provisions that are developing and discussing in Ukraine currently. Standards are regarding regulation in Ukraine and EU countries, including issues of equality and non-discrimination. In addition, document will perform an impact assessment, including an assessment of gender impact, according to the methodology of the Ministry of social policy of Ukraine, and will engage organizations to discuss the effectiveness of changes to legislative acts in the sphere of social and labor relations, by proposing possible recommendations for both: authorities and civil society organizations.
Outcome of the project will be analytical research, infographic to key parts of research, as well as introduction to the target audience of the document while developing and discussing legislation reform in the sphere of social and labor relations of Ukraine.
Svitlana Vnuchko, Marfa Skoryk (WG5 UNP):
The reform of the labor legislation of Ukraine, which is currently taking place and growing at a rapid and broad-scale pace, raises many questions and concerns not only in the environment of social partners, but also in other civil society organizations, international trade unions/human rights organizations.
To a certain extent, authors of draft laws on social and labor relations trying to justify the need to liberalize and de-bureaucratize labor relations and working to bring national legislation of Ukraine closer to the norms of the relevant normative legal acts of the EU.
At the same time, civil society organizations and international partners (including the ILO) note that the proposed norms often contradict international acts ratified by Ukraine: the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, the European Social Charter (revised), ILO Conventions, EU Council Directives, etc.
Thus, answer regarding correspondence of the main EU regulation standards of social, labor relations, and proposed changes to the Ukrainian legislation remains open today.