News on the topic: labor rights
27.09.2015 Baranavičy: Opposition activist fired over wearing prison uniform at work
On September 24, an activist from Baranavičy, Ryhor Hryk, was once again fired from his job, this time as a loader in one of the city’s private shops, after he came to work wearing striped prison clothes. The shop was closed for two hours, and the police were called. As a result, the activist was dismissed for alleged absence from work on Saturday, September 19, when Ryhor Hryk was on vacation.
16.09.2015 Another trade union activist loses job in Babrujsk
The top managers of a Babrujsk-based Plant of Tractor Parts and Units (TDiA) continue dismissing activists of the Free Trade Union of Belarus.
30.07.2015 More trade union activists fired in Babrujsk
The management of the Babrujsk-based plant of tractor parts and units continues harassing members of the Free Trade Union of Belarus. Over the past two years, the employer has got rid of several trade union activists by refusing to extend their labor contracts. But the last two cases were “the height of cynicism and humiliation of all norms of human morality," say local members of the FTU.
04.07.2015 Protest of Chinese workers in Belarus: hundreds of workers come from Dobruš to Homieĺ
July 2 about 200-300 Chinese workers, who are building a paper factory in Dobruš, stopped working. They lined up in columns and headed for Homieĺ, protesting against wage arrears and the fines, imposed by the administration for failing to meet the schedule of the construction works.
04.07.2015 Babrujsk: another member of independent trade union dismissed from TD&A plant
The member of the Free Trade Union of Belarus learned that the plant of Tractor Details and Appliances hadn't renewed the labor contract with him the day before the expiry of the contract, whereas according to the collective agreement the administration was to have warned him a month before it.
10.06.2015 Political activist twice denied employment
After an attempt to find a job through the employment center in Mikaševičy Vital Kalinouski, a member of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) is convinced that the authorities will label political and civic activists as “social parasites”.
10.06.2015 Strike at plant in Maladzechna
Workers refused to work at the metalwork plant in Maladzechna.
08.05.2015 Brest activists of United Civil Party intend to hold pickets against "decree on parasites"
Local activists of the United Civil Party have appealed to the Brest City Executive Committee with the request to authorize ten pickets. They intend to conduct the events in various suburbs of Brest in order to express their conviction about the inadmissibility of the introduction of forced labor in Belarus, provided by Decree No. 3 for April 2, 2015.
07.05.2015 Viciebsk Regional Court dismisses appeal of unemployed oppositionist
Head of the regional branch of the Belarusian Popular Front party Leanid Autukhou wanted to achieve the lifting of the verdict of the Haradok District Court, according to which he was fined 5.4 million rubles. "I wish I was sentenced to arrest," says the unemployed activist.
27.04.2015 Trade union activist appeals ban on May Day picket in Baranavičy
Ryhor Hryk, leader of the Baranavičy office of the independent trade union of radio electronic industry, filed today a complaint in the Baranavičy District and City Court to challenge a ban imposed by the city executive committee on a picket scheduled for May 1.
24.04.2015 Baranavičy authorities ban trade union May Day rally
The Baranavičy City Executive Committee has not allowed local trade union activist Ryhor Hryk to organize a May Day picket, which was expected to raise the issues of protection of labor, social and political rights of the citizens of Belarus.
15.04.2015 Miory: BCD activist loses his job
A resident of Miory, activist of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party Siarhei Vasilyeu lost his job.
15.04.2015 Mahilioŭ social democrats file an appeal for May Day rally too
Activists of the Belarusian Social-Democratic Party (Hramada) want to get the officials permission to hold a demonstration in the city center.
15.04.2015 Application for May Day picket filed in Baranavičy
April 14, the leader of the Baranavičy organization of the Independent Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry Ryhor Hryk filed an appeal for holding a picket on May 1. The activist states that the action will be directly related to the protection of labor, social and political rights of the citizens of Belarus.
10.04.2015 Biaroza police question political activist about his job
The questioned member of the Conservative-Christian Party Andrei Kavalevich believes that the police were ordered to look for “social parasites”.