Leadership of the SC "UkrOboronProm" held a meeting with representatives of trade unions of UOP enterprises-participants. The main theme of the meeting – held on December 21, 2016 – was social development, enhancing social support of workers and strenghthening of cooperation for improving the efficiency of social opportunities for UOP enterprises-participants.

Special attention was given to problems solving and planning of the joint activities to strenghten social facilities of UOP enterprises-participants in 2017.

The event was attended by representatives of 69 enterprises, including five leaders of trade unions nationwide: Trade Unions of Defence Industry Workers, Trade Union of Aircraft Builders of Ukraine, Ukrainian Trade Union of Workers of Radio Electronics and Mecanical Engineering, Ukrainian Shipbuilding Trade Union.

Director General of the SC "UkrOboronProm" Roman Romanov personally opened the meeting and noted that the main value of the State Concern are 80 thousand of its workers,  making a significant contribution to Ukraine’s defense.

 "At this stage we’re strengthening the social sector. An employee who performs his/her duties daily is to feel needed, secure and comfortable. He is to receive not simply wage, but the feeling of being part of something great. He is to feel cared for. We are as an entity that works for the state, for the peace in Ukraine. Therefore, we are to support each other, working towards the same goal, "- said Roman Romanov.

dscn6441UOP Director General also focused on the results of 2016, achieved through hard work of all workers of UOP enterprises-participants: 8 developed and represented innovative military projects, the number of manufactured military equipment and weapons, import substitution of aggressor country components for BTR-3E1, BTR-4E using own resources; the amont of funds saved due to effective management decisions.

"Today" UkrOboronProm "is a reliable partner on Ukrainian and international levels" – said Denys Gurak, Deputy Director General for Foreign Economic Activity in his report on the strategy for reform of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine and on the results of importing activities of UOP enterprises-participants.

Artur Kheruvymov, UOP Deputy Director General for Development, announced existing and future cooperation projects of the SC "UkrOboronProm," results of cooperation with universities and research institutions.

"We have to make our industry attractive to the best university graduates. We offer not only a decent wage, but also a quality benefits package. Therefore, the State Concern views this issue carefully and comprehensively. This year we have entered into cooperation agreements with 48 schools, 3681 students completed practical training at our enterprises, of which 10% were officially employed "- said Artur Kheruvymov.

At the end of the meeting Kateryna Barysheva, Advisor to Deputy General Director of the State Concern on the social opportunities and prospects – addressed the   attendees.

"We see trade unions as real partners in the struggle for social opportunities. Every employee of the military-industrial sector is important to us. Therefore, I urge to efficient planing and implementation of the action plan – joining our efforts – to strenghten social facilities of UOP enterprises-participants in 2017 "- said Kateryna Barysheva.

profsouseImplementation of the state defense order in 2016 – as of December 19 – is 99% and 1% is already on the way and will be transferred in the last week of December. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Igor Pavlovsky, during the final meeting on the results of 2016, held at the State Concern "UkrOboronProm."