Vika Popchenya's case goes international

07.05.18 8:29
Leonid Sudalenko, the legal inspector of the REP Trade Union, has drafted an appeal to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee (HRC): the Belarusian government will have to explain why Belarus uses child labour, and would not admit its guilt in the girl's death.

Gennady Fedynich: whole Belarus is "territory with strained labour market"

04.05.18 9:02
The officially registered unemployment in Belarus is 0.5%, "while Minsk has an ideal situation with 0.2%," Irina Kostevich, the Minister of Labour, has stated.

"Trade union case": investigative team increased from 2 to 8 persons

04.05.18 8:55
May 1 was declared to be the end for the preliminary inquiry into the criminal case initiated last August against Gennady Fedynich, the chairman of the REP Trade Union, and Igor Komlik, the chief accountant and chairman of the REP's Minsk city organization.

"Hands off the Belarusian independent trade unions!"

24.04.18 15:32
In the morning on April 18, leaders and activists of the Independent Trade Union of Miners and the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine held a picket opposite the Embassy of Belarus in Kiev in protest against pressure on independent trade unions of Belarus.

Swedish Ambassador answers union activist's question

24.04.18 15:30
On April 15, Ms Christina Johannesson, the Ambassador of Sweden to Belarus, visited Baranovichi and held a meeting with local social activists. Rygor Gryk, an activist of the REP Trade Union, who visited Sweden last year as a member of REP's delegation on the invitation of the IF Metall Trade…

"Pro-governmental unionists freely organize whatever, wherever and whenever they want"

24.04.18 15:29
Denis Rabenok, the head of the REP Trade Union group in the town of Kalinkovichi, has visited the court session of the Mozyr District Court, which announced its decision on the complaint filed by Vladimir Telepun, who appealed against the ban of pickets activists had wanted to hold in support…

"Belarusian Govt officials pretended to be listening"

23.04.18 12:40
Gennady Fedynich, the leader of the Belarusian REP Trade Union, gave his assessment of the meeting of the joint ITUC + IndustriAll mission with officials of the Belarusian Government: "The mission expressed its concerns, and Govt's officials pretended to be listening. They were mostly concerned about the upcoming June ILO's…

"Belarus is among worst countries of the world; and we saw no changes for the better"

23.04.18 12:36
On April 18, a joint mission of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Global IndustriAll Trade Union had a meeting with Belarusian officials from the Ministries of Labour and Social Protection, and of Foreign Affairs, after which a press conference was held.