Trade union activist sues employer over dismissal

2013 2013-07-05T17:36:43+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Leanid Dubanosau

Leanid Dubanosau

Leanid Dubanosau, activist of the independent trade union at the major state-owned Granite enterprise, is appealing his dismissal by the company’s administration. According to the worker, he knew that he would be fired, but did not expect that to be done immediately after a holiday, without any notice. A month before the expiry of his contract, he wrote a statement asking for an extension of the employment agreement, while the enterprise’s collective agreement says that in the absence of violations during work the contract is extended automatically. However, when he came to work, he just was not let in. The trade union activist later learned that he had been dismissed over “breach of discipline.”

Leanid Dubanosau intends to seek reinstatement in court, although, in practice, none of the dismissed independent trade union activists has so far managed to do that.

The trial is scheduled for July 9.