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Trade union action enables dismissals to be cancelled and reinstatements to be made
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Trade union action enables dismissals to be cancelled and reinstatements to be made

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Be like Nina - Translation Patrick Le Tréhondat

In the town of Pryluky , in the Chernihiv region, the independent union of healthcare workers succeeded in contesting the dismissal of its activists.

Prylutsk Municipal District Court of Chernihiv Oblast ruled that the head of the KNP Medical and Sanitary Care Center of the Prylutsk District Council of Chernihiv Oblast illegally dismissed the head of the paramedical center. The court sided with the plaintiff and reinstated her, and also ordered her to be paid her salary for forced absenteeism.

As union president Svitlana explains Sydorenko , who was also fired by this director and reinstated by the court, the decision was illegal. The director believed that the fact that a neighboring community had opened its own medical facility was sufficient action in favor of a massive downsizing. In fact, this allowed him to get rid of his employees and close the institution that he did not want to keep.

There resistance of the team​ has thwarted his plans , but significant changes took place in the legal status: the institution was divided, the polyclinic department is under the authority of the district authorities, and the first aid stations are under the control of the communities. Therefore, her return to work posed problems: Svitlana , who had been a paramedic for many years, was unable to return to her duties and became a nurse with a family doctor. There second trade unionist , contrary to​ selected to occupy​ A job In THE domain of there health community .

Legal support for Pryluk 's medical staff in this battle was provided by the Be Like Nina movement. Last summer, his manager, Oksana Slobodyana , had come to support the trade unionists.

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