Concerned Babruisk activists apply to Babruisk CEC and TD&A plant to defend dismissed workers

2014 2014-11-13T01:28:30+0300 2014-11-13T01:28:30+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Babruisk activists, concerned with the recent dismissal of four activists of the Free Trade Union of Belarus from the Tractor Details and Aggregates plant, have applied to the Babruisk City Executive Committee and the plant management to stand for Aliaksandr Hramyka, Aleh Shauchenka, Aliaksandr Varankin and Mikalai Zhybul.

The activists drafted a statement in which they express protest against the actions of the management of the plant. Babruisk residents are outraged at the inaction of the officials and demand that the head of the CEC stop pressurization of FTUB members, engage in negotiations with participants of the hunger-strike, fulfil their legal demand for reinstatement at work and make a proposal to the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Belarus to immediately terminate the labour contract with the head of the TD&A Aliaksandr Ahranovich who discredits the position of the head of the enterprise.

The authors of the appeal point they will call citizens to join the hunger-strike of protest if their demands won't be fulfilled. The appeal was signed by 14 people including the head of the Babruisk unit of the Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry Halina Smirnova, Deputy Chair of the Babruisk city organization of the United Civil Party Aleh Rodzichau, Chair of the Babruisk branch of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party “Hramada” Yury Hryniavetski, Babruisk coordinator of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Taisiya Kabanchuk, as well as Sviatlana Hrytsenka (who has recently joined the hunger-strike of the dismissed workers), Tamara Vaskovich (grandmother of the political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich) and other resident of Babruisk.

The appeal was passed to the executive committee in the morning of November 12.