Barysau: strike at BATE plant
As RFE/RL reports, electrical equipment
assemblers at the main production site of the Barysau plant of automotive and
tractor electrical equipment (BATE) stopped their work in the morning on 13
February. Workers of the second production site joined the strike. Workers are
reported to have stopped working protesting against low wages. The received
only 1.3-1.5 million rubles in January.
The plant management denies the fact of a temporary strike. But it does not refute BATE deputy general directors Aliaksandr Marchankau and Andrei Skrypko met with the protesters.