Ministry of Justice Refuses to Register Trade Union of Small Business ‘Together’
The Ministry of Justice refused to register the trade union of small business Together.
According the official website of the ministry, the decision was taken in conformity with part 1 of paragraph 11 of the Ruling on state registration (re-registration) of trade unions and their associations, which was enforced by presidential decree #2 of 26 January 1999.
According to the press-service of the ministry, the reason for the refusal was that some of the documents that are necessary for getting the registration were not presented to the officials. For instance, the trade union did not submit to the ministry the minutes of its constituent assembly of 13 November 2007, the bank document confirming the payment of the state fee for the state registration, etc. Besides, as it is stated in the press-release of the Ministry of Justice, in the application for state registration the aim of the trade union’s activity does not correspond to the aim standing in the charter of this trade union.
‘I think that these reasons for non-registration are technical, because the new trade union does not have the necessary experience, because the procedure of registration is too complicated,’ commented to BelaPAN the deputy chair of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions Mikalai Kanakh. According to him, the trade union has already passed new pack of documents and the legal deadline for the ministry’s answer is 13 January.