Belarus violates rights of trade unions grossly, said in Geneva
Our country has been included to the special paragraph of the International Labour Organization once again. That was the result of the ILO Conference Committee on the Application of Standards.
Head of Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions Aliaksandr Yarashuk, who was present at the Conference, commented to BelaPAN that representatives of Belarusian government reacted to the decision “vehemently.”
Belarus was included to the special paragraph for the seventh time already. The authorities did not dare to allow independent trade unions to work on an equal footage with the official trade unions; persecution of members of independent trade unions did not stop. These violations are the reason of exclusion of our country from the Generalised Scheme of Preferences of the European Union.