Slonim: workers aren't allowed to establish a free trade union organization

2011 2011-11-11T16:50:02+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

About 20 workers of a workshop of the Slonim cardboard and paper plant “Albiartsin” wrote applications for leaving the official Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus. They decided to create a unit of the Free Trade Union. The reason for such a decision is the failure of the state trade union to solve their problems.

At present all these workers are summonsed to the administration of the enterprise and threatened with dismissal. The plant administration, in its turn, is pressurized by the Slonim District Executive Committee.