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House of Representatives: unionists' proposals "promote dependency moods"

14.02.14 10:20
Activists of the REP Trade Union have offered the MPs to raise the minimum pensions in the country up to 3.5 million roubles. The parliamentarians did not support the initiative.

Mikhail Kovalkov does not exclude mass hunger strike of BZTDiA workers

13.02.14 11:40
The administration of the Bobruisk Factory of Tractor Parts and Units (known as BZTDiA) is escaping the promised negotiations with the Free Trade Union of Belarus (known as SPB).

Can Belarusians affect abolition of car duties?

11.02.14 11:24
Activists of the REP Trade Union took an initiative to abolish the new duty on cars recently introduced in Belarus. The Minsk City Executive Committee has not allowed holding a constituent meeting of the initiative group.

Union leader goes to Labour Inspectorate boss to defend the worker

10.02.14 11:20
The top managers of the OJSC "Gomel Chemical Plant" still would not recognize the trauma of the former worker Alexander Klimov as an industrial injury, despite the conclusion of the Public Health Department of the Gomel Regional Executive Committee. While the consideration is in process, Gennady Fedynich, the leader of…

Victor STUKOV: "After dismissal, I wasn't admitted to factory for 8 months"

05.02.14 10:45
For nearly 15 years, Victor Stukov has been defending workers' rights; any Belarusian can envy his enthusiasm. Thanks to the Free Trade Union of Belarus (known as SPB), in 2011, the crisis year, the workers of the Open Joint-Stock Company (OJSC) "Polotsk-Steklovolokno" began receiving 500-US-dollar worth salary. Victor Stukov narrates…

"Labour Inspectorate is no authority for the court"

02.02.14 8:00
The Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Gomel has dismissed the lawsuit lodged by the Gomel human rights activist, a locksmith-toolmaker Anatoly Poplavny against his dismissal from work because he had demanded to observe his labour rights, which had been confirmed by the State Labour Inspectorate. The court ruling, which has not…

SPB union leader at Bobruisk factory stops his hunger strike

30.01.14 8:42
The factory administration has unexpectedly agreed to negotiate with Mikhail Kovalkov, who associates this surprise with the arrival inMinsk of the mission of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Three months later Ministry of Labour responds to dismissal of independent unionists

15.01.14 7:37
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus has answered the letter of Alexander Yaroshuk, the Chairman of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) demanding to stop pressure on the members of the BNP Trade Union.