Today at the Kharkiv Petro Vasylenko National Technical University of Agriculture a meeting of the staff was held, which considered the following issues: 1) On summarizing the implementation of the Collective Agreement between the administration and the trade union organization of the university; 2) On making changes to the charter of the university by presenting it in a new edition, and 3) Miscellaneous.
As the chairman of the trade union committee of KhNTUA informed V. Kis, the meeting was attended by 168 delegates from all departments of the university. Other members of the staff had the opportunity to watch them online. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the student government of the university and the chairman of the regional trade union of agricultural workers M. Lavrinenko.
At the beginning of the meeting, the rector of the university O. Nanka congratulated everyone on the Day of Embroidery and wished his colleagues good health, well-being, and a peaceful sky. Then the rector informed about the situation that developed in connection with the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 12.05. 2021 on the establishment of the State University of Biotechnology, which should be reorganized by 4 existing universities, including the Kharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture named after Petro Vasylenko.
According to the rector of KhNTUA and members of the administration, this order was adopted without careful preparation, so it created an extremely tense situation in the workforce of universities and caused a significant public response. The hasty and ill-considered reorganization of four national universities could negatively affect the admission campaign and the educational process itself. Given this situation, the administration of KhNTUA initiated an appeal to the President of Ukraine, the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine to intervene in the situation of reforming these free economic zones of the Kharkiv region and to approach this process thoroughly and prudently, and possibly postpone the reorganization process. b for the period of the introductory campaign of 2021.
Draft appeals to the President of Ukraine, the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine were submitted to the labor collective and unanimously supported by them. These appeals can be found here:
The trade union of agro-industrial complex workers of the Kharkiv region also expressed its support to the staff of KhNTUA.
Then the representatives of the labor collective heard the report of the chairman of the trade union organization of the university V. Kis, who informed in detail about the implementation of the terms of the Collective Agreement between the administration and the trade union organization of the university. According to him, there are currently 4,238 members registered in the trade union organization of KhNTUA, whose labor and social interests are protected by the terms of the Collective Agreement. Despite the difficult socio-economic and epidemiological situation caused by the spread of coronavirus disease, in 2020 the university staff received timely salaries (twice a month) and student scholarships. Currently, there is no debt on these items of expenditure.
V. Kis also informed about the work of the trade union committee on compliance with the legislation on labor protection and rehabilitation of employees and students at the university, creating conditions for the promotion of healthy lifestyles and recreation for them, providing them with material assistance, including due to COVID-19 disease.
The co-report on the first issue was also made by the Vice-Rector for NDP, Economic Development and Infrastructure A. Mykytas.
After an active discussion, the meeting of the staff approved the report of the chairman of the trade union organization of the university. Technical changes to the charter of KhNTUA, which were caused by the change in the names of professional colleges of the university, were also approved.
In general, the meeting of the staff was held in a friendly and constructive atmosphere. At the end of the meeting, their participants were actively photographed near the photo area created by students for the Day of Embroidery.
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