Slonim: mechanic gets his wage cut for appeal to labor inspection

2012 2012-10-15T19:06:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Mikhail Soshka, a mechanic of the Slonim knitting factory, applied to the district labor inspection and stated that he and five more workers of the steam-power workshop are forced to do the work that does not belong to their circle of duties and is dangerous for the factory and their own lives. The matter is that Mikhail Soshka and his colleagues work at the factory as mechanics for gas equipment, and have the appropriate certificates. However, the head of the workshop Aliaksandr Rauko demands that they also serve the mazut pump station. “One needs to have special qualification to work at the mazut pump station, and we have no right to do it, as we are mechanics who work with gas equipment. If, God forbid, something happens, who will bear the responsibility for the people and factory?...” said Mikhail Soshka.

Being dissent with this situation, the worker applied to the labor inspection. The plant administration repaid him by transferring him to a stable work schedule and halving his wage. There is no noticeable positive outcome of the address so far.