In 2013 REP plans to expand influence in real economy
This goal was set forth for themselves and their trade union comrades by the delegates of the Plenum of the REP Independent Trade Union held last Saturday, December 8. Besides, the union activists decided to initiate convocation of an Extraordinary Congress of the BKDP (Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions).more >>
Belarusians go to independent trade union to protect their rights, not for sanatoriums
A polling of the members of the independent trade union of radio-electronic industry (known as
REP) has shown that workers join the union not for tours to sanatoriums and spas, or other social
benefits, as the case is with the official trade unions, but in order to be able to protect their rights.more >>
Persecution of activists of independent trade union continues at "Granit"
This time the target is Leonid Dubonosov, an excavator driver, who is pressed by the administration
of the enterprise located in the town of Mikashevichi to decide in the near future whether he will
continue to pay his membership fees to the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BNP) through the
accountant office of the "Granit".more >>
"Nobody has cancelled Labour Code in Belarus"
The National Committee of the Belarusian Trade Union of Forestry Workers has stressed that the employees of enterprises, working under employment contracts, may resign at any time, without any consent of the head of the enterprise, the "interfax.by" reports.more >>
Gennady Fedynich: "If a man doesn`t want to work, he`ll leave without asking permission"
Gennady Fedynich, the leader of the Belarusian Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry (known as REP), has given his express comment to the "Salidarnasts" about the ban imposed by Alexander Lukashenko on the right of the workers of the modernized woodworking enterprises to resign on their own will.more >>
Sergey Antusevich: "Prohibition to resign is against Labour Code"
Sergey Antusevich, Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (known as BKDP), has commented to the Radio Liberty on today's statement of President Alexander Lukashenko on categorical prohibition of resignation for employees of the woodworking enterprises that are being modernized.more >>
Trade union lawyer: "After such court ruling person should seek political asylum"
The Lenin District Court of Mogilev has rejected the lawsuit lodged by Alexei Pavlovskiy, a category 5 bricklayer and an activist of the REP Trade Union, claiming to force the Republic's Unitary Enterprise (RUE) "Mogilev DSK" to conclude a labour contract and pay out the wages for the period of enforced idleness. The judge has ruled that the "disagreement of the labour collective", certified by the director and the chair of the state-controlled trade union was a legitimate reason for the refusal.more >>
Lukashenko bans resigning and wants to legitimize forced labour
The workers of modernized woodworking enterprises will be prohibited to retire from work. "Prepare a decree: until the end of modernization and reconstruction of these enterprises, workers have no right to resign. No employee can leave such enterprise without a permit of the top manager," said Alexander Lukashenko on Friday, while visiting the Open Joint-Stock Company (OJSC) "Borisovdrev", the "Interfax" News Agency reports.more >>
"When we bring `chernila` to collective farm, people run after the truck" (video)
The loaders of the Polotsk Winery, who got reinstated at work by court decision, have become famous throughout Belarus. They told the "Salidarnasts" why they never drink the product of their factory, why the employer calls them traitors and how they are treated after their triumphant return to the enterprise.more >>
Chief Accountant of "Building Technical Company" is forced to resign for his active civil stand
On November 28, Alexander Vaitseshyk sent a letter to Dmitry Guminsky, Director of the "Building Technical Company", where the trade union activist is working as Chief Accountant. The letter says that on November 28 Alexander came to his workplace and found that all of the drawers of his desk were empty, and there were no documents that were earlier on his desktop.more >>