Our History

September 27, 2002 – at the founding Congress of employers' organizations the Federation of Employers of Ukraine, composed of 14 regional employers' organizations, was founded.

January 1, 2003 – the Federation of Employers of Ukraine became a full member of the International Organization of Employers (IOE).

April 19, 2004 – for the first time the FEU became a signatory of the General Agreement for 2004 to 2005 on behalf of national associations of employers. Thus the European practice of relationship between state, employers and trade unions was initiated.

December 29, 2005 – the FEU initiated development and adoption of the Decree of the President of Ukraine "On the development of social dialogue in Ukraine" under which the National Tripartite Social and Economic Council (NTSEC) under the President of Ukraine was created. The Council aims at increasing of the role of employers' organizations and trade unions in economic and social policy shaping.

July 7, 2009 – the first step towards the consolidation of Ukrainian Employers was made. The FEU initiated establishment of the Joint Representative Body of employers at the national level.

April 15, 2010 – in Moscow, the FEU, as the most representative employers' organizations at the national level, signed an agreement on the establishment and membership in the International Coordinating Council of Employers Associations. The Council includes employers' organizations from 15 countries.

December 23, 2010 – the Law of Ukraine "On Social Dialogue in Ukraine" was adopted due to the active participation of employers.

November 21, 2011 – the FEU was recognized as a representative at the national level. This has given the Federation the legal right to participate in collective negotiations on the General Agreement, to delegate representatives to NTSEC, to funds of compulsory state social insurance and other constituents of the social dialogue and participation in international events.

November 29, 2011 – the historic event for business in Ukraine took place in Kiev - the Unification Congress of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine was held. The majority of national employers' organizations in Ukraine became part of the FEU. Thus has been created the largest nationwide organization of employers in the history of Ukraine.

August 5, 2012 – the Law of Ukraine "On employers' organizations, their associations, the rights and guarantees of their activity" came into effect.