This spring, practically in all regions of Belarus pickets were applied for against the criminal prosecution of Gennady Fedynich and Igor Komlik, leaders of the REP Trade Union, the "Viasna" Human Rights Centre reports.
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"Pension parity kills motivation for work": how much Belarusians donate to pension fund and how much they get back
Belarusians can now calculate their future pensions by using the social protection online calculator. The FINANCE.TUT.BY has compared pensions of various retired professionals and estimated how much an average Belarusian deducts to the pension fund, and how much he/she could accumulate by retirement if deductions could be saved at one's…
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The Walk Free Foundation has released its new Global Slavery Index. In this anti-rating, Belarus occupies the 20th place among 167 countries. According to rights defenders, 103,000 people, or 1% of the country's population, are in servitude. This data is published by the tut.by.
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On July 9, a meeting of members of the Vitebsk branch of the REP Trade Union took place: more than a dozen activists headed by Georgy Razumov, the branch leader, had to meet in a café because last year the branch lost its rented office.
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"What will happen if men's retirement age is raised again?" the website Charter97.org asked Zinaida Mikhnyuk, the chair of the Brest regional branch of the REP Trade Union.
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On July 10, the Mogilev Regional Court overturned the decision of the Bobruisk City Court to bring Oleg Zhelnov, a blogger and an activist of the REP Trade Union, to administrative responsibility, and ruled to send his case to a new consideration, the website ucpb.org reports.
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Elena Maslyukova, a rights defender from Svetlogorsk, will appeal against the court judgement in the case of the ban of a picket in support of the REP Trade Union.
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"With such tariff rate, I can't earn even the floor salary, although my working day is one hour longer"
The employment epic of Mikhail Soshko, a mechanic and an activist of the REP Trade Union, fired from the Slonim Worsted-Spinning Factory, continues as a temporary worker, the "Gazeta Slonimskaya" writes.
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