Ukraine: TUESWU’s talks with Ministry of Education


Following  the protest actions organised by trade unions early in October all over the country, the President of the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (TUESWU), Georgiy Trukhanov, met with the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Pavlo Khobzei, in the buildings of the Ministry of Education on 1 November 2018.

As it was reported, the objectives of the meeting were to discuss the trade union’s proposals to the education Budget 2019 and to find the ways on how to address challenges faced by the education sector.

While the talks were focused on the Budget 2019 and the allocation of necessary funds to education in order to ensure proper functioning of the sector, the social partners also addressed education personnel’s demands voiced at the protest rallies this year.

As a result of the negotiations, the education trade union and the Ministry sent a joint letter to the heads of local education authorities and institutions with recommendations to ensure wage increase for education personnel in preschool,  school, out-of-school, vocational, higher education and other education institutions by establishing allowances of 10% or more of the salary as from 1 November 2018 for, among other things, performing important work and high achievements.