People`s Assembly is not over; to be continued on November 12 (photo)
This decision was made by the participants of the People's Assembly in Minsk Ц they put forward a number of demands to the authorities and fixed a deadline for them to answer Ц one month.more >>
MTZ bosses hold provocation against women who demanded higher wages
Two women-workers of the Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ) were detained at the checkpoint by factory's securities. A search of one of them has revealed leaflets about the People's Assembly. The securities called the militia. The woman asserts that the leaflets were planted on her with the aim to sack her from the factory.more >>
International Day for Decent Work: employees of BKDP central office stage an action of yellow leaves (photo)
On October 7, the asphalt near the central office of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) in Minsk was decorated by the slogan paved with autumn maple leaves: "DECENT WORK TO BELARUSIANS!"more >>
Igor Komlik: "They would hear nothing about the law"
On October 7, Igor Komlik, Chairman of the Minsk City Organization of the REP Trade Union and a member of the initiative group for the preparation and holding of the Minsk city rally of citizens (People's Assembly), was summoned to the Prosecutor's Office to warn him about responsibility for breaking the law "On Mass Events". The trade union activist refused to sign up the warning.more >>
Trade union activist sentenced to seven days in jail
Judge Elena Misnik has accused Arthur Eshbaev, an activist of the REP Trade Union, of violating the "order of organizing or holding a mass event or picketing", and sentenced him to seven days in jail.more >>
Gennady Fedynich: "Dialogue with Mingorinspolkom failed: they read out three pages and left"
Today, on October 7, at the initiative of the Minsk City Executive Committee (Mingorispolkom), a meeting took place of the Committee's officials with Gennady Fedynich and Viktor Ivashkevich, Co-Chairs of the Organizing Committee of the People's Assembly.more >>
REP Trade Union activist detained for disseminating union bulletin
In the morning, at about 6:50 a.m. on October 6, at the checkpoint of the "Integral" Factory, militiamen detained Igor Komlik, Chairman of the Minsk City Organization of the REP Trade Union. The trade union activist was disseminating the bulletin "Rabochaya Solidarnost" (Workers' Solidarity) among the workers who were going to work.more >>
MAZ securities confiscate People`s Assembly leaflets from workers
On October 5, during the shift-change break, the security staff of the Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) searched the working places with the aim to confiscate information materials about the People's Assembly scheduled on October 8.more >>
House of Representatives votes for control over "mass inaction"
On October 3, the House of Representatives (Lower Chamber of the Belarusian Parliament, known as the National Assembly) passed Ц in two readings at once Ц amendments to the "Law on Mass Events". Gennady Fedynich, Chairman of the REP Trade Union, believes that this is an evidence of the weakness of the authorities.more >>
Worker rejects tattered overall; administration refuses to extend his labour contract (photo)
Vladimir Tsurpanov, a worker of the Mogilyov Automobile Plant (trademark MoAZ), a member of the REP Trade Union, refused to work in his shabby uniform. He himself sewed a special welder's suit Ц and was punished for that: first, the plant administration deprived him of his due bonuses, and then refused to extend his labour contract.more >>