News on the topic: labor rights
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
27.02.2015 Court in Mahiliou turns down suit by trade union activist
Trade union activist Aliaksei Paulouski demanded apologies from a construction company which refused to employ him due to “possible negative consequences”. The suit was considered by the Court of Mahiliou’s Leninski district.
23.02.2015 Court in Mahiliou to consider suit by trade union activist
Trade union activist Aliaksei Paulouski has lodged a lawsuit to demand apologies from a construction company which refused to employ him due to “possible negative consequences”. The suit has been filed in the Court of Mahiliou’s Leninski district.
11.02.2015 What is the purpose of State Department of Labour Inspection of Ministry of Labor and Social Security?
Dzmitry Kavalenkahas been struggling for receiving his wage from the company "Minski dom voknau" (“Minsk House of Windows”), where he had worked as a fitter for 3 years and 8 months, for five months already.
04.02.2015 Opposition activist is turned into a «social parasite»
An activist of the Belarusian Popular Front Leanid Autukhou has received a letter from Haradok employment center informing him he is removed from the register of unemployed persons and the social employment center will no longer deal with his employment.
26.01.2015 Court in Babruisk turns down claim by trade union activist
The Babruisk Court has dismissed a lawsuit lodged by Leanid Baranenka, a member of the Free Trade Union and a former employee of the TDiA factory, who was seeking payment of a retirement bonus under the collective agreement. As yet, the bonus can only be claimed by members of the official trade union. Leanid Baranenka believes that the incident a fact of discriminatory.
15.01.2015 A video shooting about direction of people to forced “treatment” against alcoholism
The Human Rights Centre "Viasna" received a small video about the direction of a group of people who allegedly suffer from alcoholism to activity therapy centres. The video was shot at the end of 2014 near the detention center in Akrestsin Street.
19.12.2014 Trade union activists fined over hunger strike in Babruisk
The Babruisk Court has heard the charges brought against four members of the Free Trade Union of Belarus, who were earlier dismissed from the factory TDiA – Aliaksandr Varankin, Mikalai Zhybul, Aliaksandr Hramyka and Aleh Shauchenka. The activists were charged with participating in an unauthorized mass event.
15.12.2014 Brest Regional Court refuses to reinstate lecturer at work
Former lecturer of the local medical college Aliaksandr Melnik, fired from his job in September, is still trying to challenge the order for his dismissal.
20.11.2014 Asipovichy officials hunt “parasites”
A working group has been formed in Asipovichy district to intensify the monitoring of unemployed people. The group aims at “meeting the demands of the head of state to adopt stringent measures to eliminate dependency and parasitism, implementing the provisions of Article 56 of the Constitution, providing for the obligation of citizens to participate in the financing of public expenses,” according to the website of the newspaper Asipovitski Krai.
13.11.2014 Ales Bialiatski complains to Constitutional Court concerning labour discrimination of prisoners
The head of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski requests the Constitutional Court to consider the question of infringement of the rights of convicts by not giving them vacations, and take measures to eliminate the legal collisions.