The violations like paying wages below the established floor salary and exploitation of workers are not a new phenomenon in Belarus. Given the absence of no other work in the countryside, agrarians are forced to work not only for themselves but also for those, whom collective farm bosses decided not…
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Minsk has hosted a tripartite conference "Tripartism and Social Dialogue in Labour World", timed to the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The event was attended by officials of the ILO, Belarusian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, and representatives of employers' associations and trade unions, including the…
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Mikhail Myasnikovich, now the Chairman of the Council of the Republic (the upper house of the Belarusian Parliament) gave a surprisingly frank interview to the state-run "Zvyazda" (Star) newspaper. In his opinion, the major country's problems are low salaries, redundant staff at enterprises, specialists and workers leaving abroad in search…
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In response to the petition demanding to abolish the system of fixed-term labour contracts, Igor Starovoitov, Deputy Minister for Labour and Social Protection, stated that this was not expedient. Thus, about a third of working Belarusians found themselves on "short leashes" firmly kept by employers' hands.
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