Co-chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC faction in the parliament, Oleksandr Vilkul, met with the labor collective of Dnipropetrovsk Aggregate Plant (DAP), one of the largest machine-building enterprises of Ukraine. The workers support the draft laws of the OPPOSITION BLOC, which will protect labor people and allow enterprises to develop.
"The economic independence of our country is created at such industrial enterprises. Ukraine keeps on working hands. And it's bad that politicians who are in power and do not vote for the draft laws that we developed together with industrialists to create and save jobs, increase wages and pensions, they do not understand this. Volumes of production – this is a stable hryvnia. Today's economic situation in the country is a direct way to the devaluation of hryvnia, which by the end of the year may be already over 30, which will cause another round of price and tariff increases," Oleksandr Vilkul said.
Chairman of the Board of DAP Valeriy Bobko said: "Over the past three years, due to the destructive actions of the authorities, the company lost aviation and rocket and space orders. Due to the blockade of Donbas, the plant loses orders for mine equipment. Unfortunately, European orders will not fully cover the loss of the traditional CIS markets and the continued decline in the capacity of the domestic market. Therefore, there are very important draft laws on the "New Industrialization", which will give us the opportunity to develop."
Draft laws, in particular, provide for state support, including state orders and affordable loans; establishment of the State Export Agency to promote Ukrainian products in foreign markets; effective anti-rider and anti-corruption legislation.
Communicating with the workers, Oleksandr Vilkul stressed that the OPPOSITION BLOC opposes the reform of education in its current form. "In particular, we are against the destruction of technical education. About 100 technical schools have already been closed. Now a good worker must still try to find. Intelligent routers, welders, and other competent specialists vote with their feet against the policy pursued by the authorities, against instability, growth of the prices and tariffs – people simply leave the country. 8 million people left. We demand to improve the quality of education and provide people with work in Ukraine," he said.
Oleksiy Kokashynskyi, the chief of workshop No. 11 on manufacture of units of high pressure of DAP has told: "Recently I have a feeling that we live in different countries with the Verkhovna Rada. People need a normal wages, pensions, better medicine, and education. In addition, the authorities offer us an increase in the retirement age, a reduction in schools and hospitals... We talked with Oleksandr Vilkul. He is a production worker and he understands what is needed. His draft laws must be accepted, otherwise there will be no progress."