First hearing in the case of dismissed trade union activist Leanid Dubanosau

2013 2013-07-10T18:15:43+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Leanid Dubanosau

Leanid Dubanosau

The hearings on the case of an activist of the trade union organization at the "Granite" enterprise Leanid Dubanosau started at the Luninets District Court.

The activist claims he was unlawfully dismissed from the plant and seeks to be reinstated at his work. He also asks the court to oblige the administration of "Granite" to pay the material aids for his vacations, as provided by the collective agreement.

As it was found out during the hearing, the application for the payment of the material aid disappeared. The person who represented the interests of "Granite" at court stated that the activist allegedly hadn't filed such an application. It was also discovered that on 7 March the administration of the enterprise mailed a note about the non-extension of the labor contract to the address where Mr. Dubanosau didn't leave. Somebody signed for receiving the notice instead of him. The judge was informed about this.

The next hearing will take place on 23 July.

Bear in mind that Leanid Dubanosau was fired from work in May, while being on a vacation leave. The alleged reasons for the dismissal were two violations. According to the plant administration, one of them occured on 29 February (when the worker was on a sick leave), and the other – on 4 March (when he was on the vacation leave).

Mr. Dubanosau and other members of the independent trade union (many of whom have been also fired from the plant) believe that the real reason for the dismissal was his trade union activism.