International Trade Union Confederation concerned over situation at Granit

2012 2012-02-23T15:17:05+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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International Trade Union Confederation

International Trade Union Confederation

Mrs. Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, has addressed President Lukashenka with an appeal concerning violations of workers’ rights at the Mikashevichy-based Granit state-owned enterprise, the web-site of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions reports.

In her appeal, Mrs. Burrow calls upon the Belarusian authorities to establish prosecution for harassment of trade unions, in the context of recent developments at Granit, including the reported discrimination of independent trade union members and dismissals of its activists, Aleh Stakhayevich and Liudmila Litsvinka, by the enterprise’s administration.

The International Trade Union Confederation urges Belarus to implement the recommendations by an investigation committee and the schedule of activities adopted by the government.

The International Trade Union Confederation is going to monitor the situation with workers’ and trade unions’ rights at Granit, as well as the overall situation in the country, says Mrs. Burrow.

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