Brest and Bobruisk held actions of REP Trade Union for decent work (photos, videos)

On October 7, the World Day for Decent Work was marked globally.

Authorities sanction another REP picket – in Bobruisk

Union activists have learned about it, quite occasionally, just a few days before the scheduled action.

"Authorities fear that the people will express their opinion. And they have grounds"

Independent trade unions in the region are not allowed holding pickets on the World Day for Decent Work.

REP allowed holding rally in one city out of ten

The REP Trade Union will mark the World Day for Decent Work by a picket in Brest. The applied actions in other cities and towns were not sanctions by local authorities.

Trade union leader on worker's suicide: "Many families face lack of money"

Mikhail Kovalkov, the leader of the Free Trade Union of Belarus (known as the SPB) has commented on the suicide of a worker of the Bobruisk Factory of Tractor Parts and Units (BZTDiA).

"If they increase retirement age again, there'll be nobody to receive pensions"

Leaders of independent trade unions comment on IMF's recommendation to Belarusian authorities to increase the retirement age.

Independent trade unions prepare wave of actions for decent work

Four unions intend to hold numerous pickets across the country.

REP Trade Union seeks re-instatement of illegally fired Slonim porters

In the course of considering the lawsuit on re-instatement, a number of violations of the law were revealed committed by the administration of former Republic's Unitary Enterprise (RUE) "Slonim ZhREO" (housing maintenance organization), recently transformed into Communal Unitary Enterprise (CUE) "Slonim ZhKKh".

News from IndustriALL Global Union

  • About 60 delegates from different countries all over the world with presence of the leading cement and construction materials producer, LafargeHolcim came to Hyeres, France for their third world union conference from 17 to 19 October 2016.

  • On 16 October, 75,000 people took to the streets in Chile to manifest against the country’s pension system run by private companies, known as AFP. It is the third time since August that thousands of Chileans protest against the low pensions paid out, compared to the high corporate profits.

  • The president of IndustriALL Global Union Colombian affiliate, USO, says it is preparing to mobilize support for peace in Colombia, after a referendum on 2 October rejected a government peace deal with FARC rebels.

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