Brest: activists of independent trade union remind about labour rights

2014 2014-10-09T15:38:52+0300 2014-10-09T15:38:52+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Members of the Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry went out to the streets of Brest and handed out several hundreds of leaflets. According to the deputy head of the national TUREI organization, Zinaida Mikhniuk, the action was dated to the International Day for Decent Work and aims to expand the circle of people who are struggling for their rights.

For a long time already, our trade union has been calling to abandon from the contract system of employment. Now we ask everyone to support the demands of the independent trade union movement,” stated Zinaida Mikhniuk. “In particular, we propose to amend two articles (38 and 198) of the Labour Code of the Republic of Belarus, with the aim to prevent violation of the rights of workers so that no one feels a slave to the wage in the XXI century. We also demand to oblige the employers to explain the reasons for terminating labour contracts.”

In addition to the need to abolish the contract system,
activists of the TUREI informed the residents of Brest that Belarus should reform the system of payments and submit for public discussion the question of the reduction of working hours while maintaining the current level of wages.