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The Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine (known by its Ukrainian acronym, FPU) is an all-Ukrainian voluntary association of trade unions that represents national-level industrial sector in the Crimea and the city of Kiev and it surrounding region. It is the largest trade union confederation in Ukraine, with more than 8.5 million members. As of 1 March 2011, 44 national trade unions and 26 regional trade unions were affiliated to the FPU.

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Ukraine was established after Ukraine became independent on 6 October 1990.

The aim of the FPU is to express and represent the interests and protect the rights of its member organisations, coordinate their collective actions, promote unity in the trade union movement, represent and protect labour and the socio-economic rights and interests of trade union members before state and local authorities, represent the interests of members in their relationship with employers and their organisations, and to represent its members in interactions with other citizens’ associations.