The Head of the Free Trade Union Confederation Myhailo Volynets with other representatives of the free trade union barricaded themselves in the Ministry of Healthcare and demand to not put the medical reform to vote. The Chairman of the Free Trade Union Confederation reported this at Facebook.
Volunets noted that the representatives of the Ministry try to hold the negotiations.
‘We are at the White Hall of the Ministry of Healthcare and hold the negotiations with the representatives of the Ministry. We demand to fulfill the requirements of the Free Trade Union of Ukraine of July 13 and the main of them are the resignation of the Minister of Healthcare and abolishment of the reform that aims to kill the millions of the Ukrainians! We went on the hunger strike’, he reported.
Later he added that the representative of the free trade unions also joined the hunger strike.
‘If the government does not hear us we will act more active. We place the strike committee within the walls of the Ministry of Healthcare on the terms that are provided by the law. We place the tent city near the building of the Ministry of Healthcare. The room will not be vacated and the hunger strike will go on until the MPs refuse from the idea to vote for medical reform’, Volynets claimed.
At the moment the representative of the trade unions are in the building and they expect the fulfilling of their requirements.
More than 3 500 of the protesters began the action against the medical reform near the building of the Ministry of Healthcare.
The protesters poured the building of the Ministry of Healthcare with the artificial blood and the path. The Minister of Healthcare in the image of the Grim Reaper walked this path. They show their protest against the bloody reform in such way.
The Head of the Free Trade Union Confederation Myhailo Volynets claimed that the protesters demand not to violate the Constitution and return the free medicine and do not let to close the medical facilities and reduction of the doctors.
‘We demand from the ideologists of the under reforms to stop the closing of the hospitals, to stop the experiment of the creation of the hospital districts, to implement the moratorium on the reduction of the work places and stop the scorn of the medical workers. The Ukrainians have the right for free medicine and the doctors have the right for worthy work environment’, he noted and handed over to the MPs the Manifesto of protest.