Court takes side of fired trade union leader

2009 2009-12-23T17:33:16+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Belarusian Congress of Pro-Democratic Trade Unions (BCPDTD) succeeds in protecting one of its members and leader of Lukoml GRES Power Plant independent trade union leader Aliaksei Habryel, fired by the employer for his civil activity on 30 September. As a result of the court hearing at Chashniki Court, Judge Tatsiana Zaruba ruled to eliminate any discrimination towards the activist and ordered the employer to resume Mr. Habryel’s employment contract.

According to the BCPDTD’s chair Aliaksandr Yarashuk, who testified at the trial, the repeated violation of the rights of independent trade unions, as well as the discrimination of their members, have greatly undermined Belarus’ dialogue with the International Labour Organization and are a serious obstacle for the restoration of UN’s trade references to the country.

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