State Labour Inspectorate sees no safety violation in Lukashenko and his son Kolya working at subbotnik without helmets
Mr Sadovnichy, Director of the Department of State Labour Inspectorate, has answered to the appeal of Alexei Pavlovskiy, a bricklayer from Mogilyov and an activist of the REP Trade Union, as follows: "The persons mentioned in your appeal had no labour or civil-legal relations with the organization engaged in building an indoor water park." Consequently, according to the Director, the Law "On Labour Protection" was not violated.
Let us remind you that a video clip about the subbotnik was put on air by the "Kontury" TV programme – on April 21 in Minsk, Lukashenko worked together with his youngest son Nikolai and biathlete Darya Domracheva at construction of the water park.
Soon after, Alexei Pavlovskiy addressed the presidential administration, the Department of the State Labour Inspectorate and the General Prosecutor's Office asking to make accountable the foreman and the superintendent, who had allowed Lukashenko and his son Kolya to work at the subbotnik without helmets.
According to Mr Pavlovskiy, the foreman and the superintendent had admitted the people having no appropriate qualifications to laying walls, thus, having broken the safety regulations. The activist referred to the law and noted that masonry is forbidden for women and persons under the age of 18.
As stated in response of the Department of the State Labour Inspectorate, the Law "On Labour Protection" is applies to employers and working citizens, while the president, his son and the biathlete are outside this scope.
Besides, Mr Sadovnichy reports that the issues of security of the president and his family are under the Security Service of the President.
"Accordingly, there are no grounds with the Department to appoint any unscheduled inspection of the compliance with the legislation on labour protection at the construction of the water park," the Director of the Department has concluded.
Thus, it turns out that the president is not obliged to observe labour safety regulations, is he?