The International Labour Organization was established in the wake of the First World World War, and many gains in labour standards were spurned on by the need to provide full employment and quality jobs for returning soldiers after both world wars. With the current war in Ukraine, this forum considers:
Live from Ukraine, and hosted by the Australian Institute of Employment Rights, two Ukrainian labour law experts will reflect on these and related themes.
ANA SIMUTINA is a Senior Research Fellow at Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and a Professor at the National Technical University of Ukraine as well as a Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol Law School. Her research interests encompass labour law and social rights in the digital era, non-standard forms of work, and the scope of labour law in the gig economy. In 2019, she was a member of the working group tasked with drafting a new Labour Code of Ukraine, and for the last four years, she has been a member of the Scientific and Advisory Board under the Supreme Court.
VITALII DUDIN is a leading trade union solicitor in Ukraine and the head of the board of Social Movement, a Ukrainian NGO, promoting labour rights. He has a PHD in legal sciences, specialising in labour law and social security law from the Donetsk Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. For the last fifteen years, Vitalii has provided legal aid on a pro-bono basis to workers in the Ukrainian healthcare, transport and mining industries and has been involved in training and organising campaigns for Ukrainian trade unions. Vitalii is also a legal researcher at the Center for Social and Labor Research. Vitalli’s research interests include monitoring neoliberal reforms in the labour relations field, the precaritisation of work, atypical employment, and social reforms related to European integration.
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