Dismissal was a complete surprise for "Granit" worker
Vitaly Pashechko, a member of the unregistered primary organization of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BNP) at the Republic's Unitary Production Enterprise (RUPE) "Granit" in the town of Mikashevichi, was sacked without warning. The worker has a pregnant wife and two small children.
According to Oleg Stakhaevich, the leader of the BNP primary organization at the "Granit", Vitaly Pashechko came to his work on Friday morning and learnt that he had been dismissed under Article 42, Part 4, of the Labour Code of Belarus: "Systematic failure to fulfil one's duties for no valid reasons").
It was for the first time that the lidman of the Railway Shop "Loading" of the enterprise leant about his disciplinary punishments. When he was given out his Labour Record Book, he wrote an application demanding to have copies of the orders about his violations. He plans to go to court against his enterprise.
Oleg Stakhaevich has no doubts that this is another fact of discrimination of members of the independent trade union:
"Victor Kurilovich, the head of the 'Loading' Shop threatened to sack Vitaly Pashechko. It was on June 8, in the corridor of the court, where the lawsuit of another BNP activist Nikolai Karyshev against the administration of the 'Granit' was considered. Despite the threats, Pashechko evidenced at the trial in favour of his colleague Karyshev."
Nothing will stop the enterprise bosses, the leader of the BNP primary organization is sure:
"In spite of the deficit of the workers of this profession Ц the lidman Ц they will squeeze out all the members of the independent trade union up to the last one."