CEC Refuses to Register Initiative Group for Amending Labor Legislation
The Central Election Commission denied registration to the initiative group for collection og signatures for amending labor legislation. The goal of the initiative group was to cancel the contract system through a national referendum.
CEC members claimed that the order of creation of an initiative group had been violated.
According to the resolution of the Ministry of Justice, the proposed amendments are not in line with the Constitution.
“Presidential decrees have a higher priority than a Labor Code in our country. The civic initiative was denied registration. However, it is obvious that the majority would like to work without slave contracts. By this decision the authorities did not solve, but only aggravated the problem”, member of the initiative group, Chairman of the Belarusian Trade Union of Radio-Electronics Industry Workers Henadz Fedynich told RFE/RL.