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Leanid Sudalenka Writes 110 to Chamber of Representatives

2006 2006-10-19T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On October 16 Leanid Sudalenka, chairperson of Homel city branch of Legal Initiative BGO, addressed all 110 members of the Belarusian Chamber of Representatives. The author of the letter points out, he had to address all parliament members to discuss the current practice of Belarusian labor legislation. Leanid Sudalenka writes that the amendment on work contracts to Presidential Decree #29 of 26.07.1999 does not defend workers from company administration abusing power. Workers who do not violate working or executive discipline are often deprived of their constitutional right to work only because of self-will of their bosses.

Leanid Sudalenka gives his example. Until recently he worked as a legal consultant at Homel branch of Beltransgaz company. He never violated the conditions of the contract and often received bonuses for the good work. However, this year the employer did not continue the contract with Mr. Sudalenka without giving any reasons. New person was hired to do his job. At the same tine, the employer continued contracts with the rest of the staff, including people who had violated the working discipline. “As a result I, a good worker and a father of 3 children, have been deprived of the right to work only because of the wish of the employer”, -- Sudalenka points out.

Leanid Sudalenka urges every parliament member to propose amendments to the labor legislation which would defend good workers from loosing work after the end of their contracts, reports

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