Chairperson of Free Trade Union Organization Fired from Work

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 26 March administration of Polatsak heat and power plant fired Aleh Shaitar, chair of the local Free Trade Union organization, reports RFE/RL.
Aleh Shaitar worked as senior operator at boiler and turbine workshop and chaired the plant trade union organization. The order says, the reason for dismissal was ?#152;failure to perform duties of equipment testing’.
Last week administration of another company – Navapolatsak heat and power plant – refused to renew the contracts of the local Free Trade Union head and two activists.
Head of Polatsak-Navapolatsak regional branch of Free Trade Union Uladzimer Antanovich thinks these events show not just a dangerous tendency, but a purposeful policy to destroy the independent trade union movement.