Number of activists of independent trade union at "Granite" still decreased by persecution

2013 2013-01-07T16:05:01+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to the head of the independent trade union organization at the Mikashevich-based plant "Granite", Ales Stakhayevich, at the beginning of 2012 the organization included about 300 workers, whereas now there are only about ten activists.

The main reason is that the "Granite" administration continues persecuting them, threatening with dismissal. In particular, the treasurer of the trade union, Anatol Litvinka, is forced to write explanatory notes almost everyday. The administration does everything possible to create unbearable conditions, waiting for him to quit the job.

One more activist, Leanid Dubanosau, was put before a choice: he can either take away the documents for payment of the trade union fees from the accounting department of "Granite", or they will find the reasons to fire him.