Barysau: strike at BATE plant

2012 2012-02-14T17:32:19+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

As RFE/RL reports, electrical equipment assemblers at the main production site of the Barysau plant of automotive and tractor electrical equipment (BATE) stopped their work in the morning on 13 February. Workers of the second production site joined the strike. Workers are reported to have stopped working protesting against low wages. The received only 1.3-1.5 million rubles in January.

The plant management denies the fact of a temporary strike. But it does not refute BATE deputy general directors Aliaksandr Marchankau and Andrei Skrypko met with the protesters.

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