Navapolatsk: picket banned four times

2011 2011-12-01T18:06:49+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Members of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union from the “Naftan” plant have received a fourth ban on holding a picket aimed at informing Navapolatsk citizens about the refusal of the plant administration to conclude a collective agreement with the independent trade union.

The administration signed the collective agreements which had been worked out by representatives of the pro-governmental “Belkhimprafsayuz” (Belarusian Chemical Trade Union) and members of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union. However, only representatives of the former one were admitted to the procedure of signing. BITU members were denied in drafting and signing a separate agreement.

Activists of the independent trade union consider the picket bans as groundless and state that such steps just increase social tension at the enterprise.