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Wives of independent trade union activists fired from “Granite”

2012 2012-02-02T16:17:56+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Activists of the independent trade union at the Mikashevichy-based granite producing enterprise think it is an attempt to apply pressure on them.

There have been two such dismissals, RFE/RL reports. The wife of trade union secretary Anatol Litvinka was fired without offering a new position. The woman worked as a typist in the secretarial office replacing an employee on maternity leave. According to the trade union activist, the woman was supposed to be on maternity leave two years more, but the company asked her to go to work immediately.

Another trade union activist has faced a similar situation. His wife worked as a gate-keeper replacing an employee on parental leave.

Bear in mind that several hundreds of “Granite” company employees applied for leaving the official trade union at the end of last year. They protested against low wages, offensive attitude towards them by the management and inactivity of the official trade union.

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