Appeal court annuls ban to hold talks between administration and workers of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih
Kyiv's administrative court of appeals under a claim of the National Mediation and Conciliation Service has annulled a ban imposed by Kyiv's district administrative court to hold negotiations on efforts at conciliation in a collective labor dispute between employees and the employer PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih (Dnipropetrovsk region).
According to a Tuesday posting on the website of the primary trade union organization of workers of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the negotiation process is to be resumed.
The negotiation process was suspended under a court ruling issued on May 23, 2018 when Kyiv's district administrative court heard a petition of the company's administration. The petition was filed in a case submitted by the administration to this court seeking to challenge the resolution of the National Mediation and Conciliation Service dated April 6, 2018 that registered the collective labor dispute between the employees and the employer.
"The National Mediation and Conciliation Service filed a counterclaim with the district administrative court with a demand to repeal the ruling, but on May 31 the court refused to satisfy it. Then the service appealed Kyiv's administrative court of appeal seeking that the ruling of the district administrative court of Kyiv recognized unlawful and annulled. The appeal court decided to satisfy the counterclaim regarding the decision to ban negotiations. Thus, there are all legitimate reasons for the resumption of the negotiation process between the administration of the enterprise and the trade union, representing the labor collective," the trade union said.
The next hearing of the main court case under a lawsuit of the enterprise's administration against the National Mediation and Conciliation Service is scheduled for September 18.