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Absurdity continues in Bobruisk

17.04.18 17:50
Neither Bobruisk law enforcers, nor officials cannot still explain on what grounds Galina Smirnova, the leader of the Bobruisk REP group, and Taisia Kabanchuk, a REP unionist, had spent almost three days in jail in late March.

"Scams in Belarusian way gaining momentum," Gennady Fedynich on a new trend in labour market

17.04.18 17:49
A whole team of roofers, 22 people, have recently joined the REP Trade Union: they try to sue their employer – the SSMP-1 unit of the "Beltransstroy" Trust.

Criminal case against trade union leaders tests civil society in Belarus

06.04.18 11:55
On six occasions during March 2018 border patrols removed activists from the Belarusian Independent Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry Workers (REP) from trains and buses under the pretext of “random” personal inspections. REP leaders claim that this continues a campaign against the trade union, whose activity proved instrumental in…

Brest REP unionists celebrate 100 years of BPR

03.04.18 12:56
On March 24, Vladimir Maley, the legal inspector of the REP Trade Union for the Brest Region, and Alexander Sakharuk, a REP activist, took part in the traditional "Pamyats" (Memory) run in T-shirts dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People's Republic (BPR).

Case against Smirnova falls apart

03.04.18 12:51
"She looks like some wanted criminal", "She was in a state of intoxication", "She crossed the road in a wrong place", "She resisted during detention" – the police and traffic inspectors cannot decide, why they had put Galina Smirnova into the IVS (temporary detention facility).

Gomel REP activists sue City Executive Committee

03.04.18 12:48
On April 5, a court in Gomel will hear the complaints lodged by Andrei Strizhak and Leonid Sudalenko, local activists of the REP Trade Union, against the ban imposed by the City Executive Committee on the picket applied for by the activists at the building of the regional branch of…

Victory! Grodno Bus Fleet concedes to driver's demands

03.04.18 12:40
The third driver of the infamous Grodno Bus Fleet is now defending his rights in court; however, this time the fleet bosses did not wait for the court judgement and made concessions.

Leonid Sudalenko: being rights defender is tougher than being an astronaut

03.04.18 12:30
An interview with a professional lawyer, a well-known legal labour inspector of the REP Trade Union for the Gomel Region, Laureate of the 2017 Charter97 Award in the nomination "For Personal Courage". Leonid, who is father of four sons, tells the story of his life and struggle.