The representatives of the ZNPP Youth Organization took part in the XV Youth Organization Forum of the Nuclear Trade Union “Nuclear Marathon 2019”, which bears the name of the founder of the Nuclear Trade Union, Alexander Yurkin.
The XV Youth Organization Forum was opened by a welcome speech of Valery Matov, Chairman of the Nuclear Trade Union Valery Matov. On behalf of the President of NNEGC “Energoatom”, the participants were welcomed by the Executive Director on Personnel Olexander Ostapovets. Besides, Oleksiy Lych, Chairman of Energoatom Trade Union - Deputy Chairman of the Nuclear Trade Union; Yevgeny Drapjatiy, Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine, and Pavlo Prudnikov, Deputy Chairman of the Nuclear Trade Union, took the floor.
At the beginning of the Forum, based on the results of this year's photo competition, organised by the Youth Organization, its winners were awarded in four thematic sections. The Young Professional Leaders were awarded the Certificate of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Nuclear Trade Union for their significant contribution to the development of the Youth Organization of the Nuclear Trade Union, and the awards from Energoatom were for the diligent work of young activists.
The Central Committee Nuclear Trade Union awarded Olena Ivashchenko (Electric Department) and Andriy Tuz (Operations Department), Natalia Chorna (I&C Department), Karina Zanoga (Nuclear Safety Department), Anastasia Guliuk (Water Radiochemistry Laboratory) were awarded by the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Nuclear Trade Union.
Oksana Babenko (On-Site Surveillance and Fire Protection Department), Serhii Poting (I&C Department) and Yuri Shamanov (Constructions&Structures Operation Service) were awarded the merit certificate for the diligent work for youth movement development.
During the panel discussions with the management of Energoatom, the topics that are very important for our modern society were revealed: “Activities of SE “NNEGC “Energoatom” under the conditions of the new model of the energy market”, “Energy Bridge Ukraine - EU. Guaranty of the energy security of the state”, “State regulation of activities in the field of nuclear energy use in Ukraine, as prevention of accidents at NPPs”. The professionalism of the experts impressed, they easily answered all the numerous questions of the audience.
Tatiana Solovytska, a representative of Zaporizhzhia NPP, together with her team prepared a presentation and a report on the topic: “Professional development. Employee pool of the utility. Saving young employees of the utility in the economic situation in Ukraine”.
An expert on a topic that will always be the topic of discussions, “Gender Equality. Woman in Nuclear Industry” was also addressed by a representative of ZNPP, Maria Ryzhkova (Decontamination Department).
Trade union leaders of Ukraine and Belarus also shared their experience with the youth of trade unions. The problems and achievements of trade unions were raised, including in the experience of the youth movement, the IndustriAll subregional organization and EPSU.
In 2020, the Youth Organization of Nuclear Trade Union will celebrate its 20th aniversary! Therefore, the meeting summed up the work of the Youth Organization of Nuclear Trade Union in the current year and approved the events for the next anniversary year for the Youth Organization of Nuclear Trade Union. Namely: holding a creative forum of the Youth Organization of Nuclear Trade Union (in the framework of which the 15th Club of the Funny and Inventive Competition will be held among the youth organizations of the Nuclear Trade Union) in Varash; the XVII Sports and Athletic Context of the Youth Organization of the Nuclear Trade Union together with the X Power Tournament of Nuclear Trade Union in Slavutych; climbing to the highest mountain of Ukraine - Hoverla, timed to the National Flag of Ukraine; the VI Photo contest among the members of the Youth Organization of the Nuclear Trade Union; the XVI Youth Forum of the Nuclear Trade Union and Extended Session of the Central Council of the Youth Organization.