News on the topic: labor rights

Political activist twice denied employment

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”.

Strike at plant in Maladzechna

10.06.2015 Strike at plant in Maladzechna

Workers refused to work at the metalwork plant in Maladzechna.

Brest activists of United Civil Party intend to hold pickets against "decree on parasites"

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.

Viciebsk Regional Court dismisses appeal of unemployed oppositionist

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.

Trade union activist appeals ban on May Day picket in Baranavičy

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.

Baranavičy authorities ban trade union May Day rally

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.

Miory: BCD activist loses his job

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.

Mahilioŭ social democrats file an appeal for May Day rally too

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.

Application for May Day picket filed in Baranavičy

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.

Biaroza police question political activist about his job

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”.

Decree "On prevention of social dependency" turns all citizens in "obliged persons"

06.04.2015 Decree "On prevention of social dependency" turns all citizens in "obliged persons"

Being a human rights activist, I cannot but make a few observations regarding the Decree No. 3, by which the Presidential Administration amused Belarusian citizens (as well as foreign citizens and even persons without citizenship) last week.

Svetlahorsk: social activist denied employment

06.04.2015 Svetlahorsk: social activist denied employment

Civil society activist Ihar Pesikau has been trying to get employed for several years already. The local authorities are consequently making him a “social parasite”.

Son of Babruisk blogger, sentenced to personal restrain, unable to find a job

13.03.2015 Son of Babruisk blogger, sentenced to personal restrain, unable to find a job

Aliaksei Zhalnou, the son of the Babruisk blogger Aleh Zhalnou, has been serving a personal restraint term in an open correctional facility in the village of Zalip'ye in the Homel region since November 2014.

Haradok: political activist to be tried for insulting an official

13.03.2015 Haradok: political activist to be tried for insulting an official

Leanid Autukhou compared an official with a "terrorist in Lugansk and Donetsk". He left such a record in the book of complaints of the regional employment centre, outraged by the behavior of the head of the institution, Piatro Prasolau. The official, in his turn, appealed to the police.

Mahiliou: forced sponging of Aliaksei Paulouski

03.03.2015 Mahiliou: forced sponging of Aliaksei Paulouski

Several weeks ago, social activist Aliaksei Paulouskiapplied to the administration of the construction trust №12 with the request to employ him in the trust, since he was concerned with the introduction of the tax on spongers and had no means to pay it.

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