Court shows no support to trade union activist

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Aliaksei Paulouski, an activist of the Independent Trade Union of Radio-Eletronic Industry

Aliaksei Paulouski, an activist of the Independent Trade Union of Radio-Eletronic Industry

Representative of the Mahiliou house-building combine didn't manage to prove at court that Aliaksei Paulouski didn't do his work properly. Earlier the head of the personnel department of the Mahiliou house-building combine Ina Zahurskaya refused to employ the activist of the Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry Aliaksei Paulouski as he allegedly spent 80% of his working time on talks with workers instead of implementing his professional duties.

She stated about it at the Leninski District Court of Mahiliou on 28 November 2012, when Aliaksei Paulouski tried to get employed to the Mahiliou house-building combine on direction of the Mahiliou City Social Employment Center.

Aliaksei Paulouski didn't agree with it and went to court, accusing the official of distributing libelous information.

On 13 May Judge of the Kastrychnitski District Court of Mahiliou Ramanau refused to recognize that Ina Zahurskaya defamed the plaintiff. The judge refused to admit the fact of defamation and stated that the woman expressed the opinion of the house-building combine, not her personal position.

Ina Zahurskaya failed to explain how she had figured out that Aliaksei Paulouski hadn't worked 80% of the time.

Aliaksei Paulouski stated he had never worked with Ina Zahurskaya, though she said she knew him by his work.

"I retired from the house-building trust No. 12 in 2003. I won ten trials against it, and this organization didn't pay me my wage for two hours after my retirement. Ina Zahurskaya started working at the personnel department of the trust in 2006 and then became an ideologist. She didn't know me in person, but knew that I was able to defend my rights," comments Mr. Paulouski.

The trade union activist says that the refusal to employ him at the Mahiliou house-building combine is political and working discrimination.

Soon he intends to appeal the verdict of the Kastrychnitski District Court of Mahiliou at a superior court. Moreover, he is preparing a legal action against the house-building combine for the protection of his honor, dignity and business reputation.

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