Yatseniuk accuses Firtash, Liovochkin of privatizing Federation of Employers of Ukraine
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has called on the Federation of Employers of Ukraine, headed by businessman Dmytro Firtash, to reshuffle its top managers and end the control of Firtash and former head of the presidential administration Serhiy Liovochkin.
"I'd like to address the Federation of Employers of Ukraine which has become the federation of job-takers instead of federation of employers. This is one of the key agencies that is to protect the rights of those who work and who give jobs, and today it is privatized by oligarch Firtash and head of Yanukovych's presidential administration Liovochkin," he said in the parliament during question time on Friday.
The Federation of Employers of Ukraine is one of the parties representing employers of the National Trilateral Social and Economic Council, created in 2005. Its core task is to present the consolidated position of employers, the government and trade unions in labor, social and economic issues.
Firtash has headed the federation since November 2011.