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Belaruskali workers and union leader face repression in Belarus

23 October, 2020Workers and activists at Belaruskali, a potash fertilizer producer located in Soligorsk, face threats, repression and imprisonment in their fight for freedom and democracy in Belarus.

Women fighting for democracy in Belarus

17 September, 2020On 12 September, around 10,000 women marched on the streets of Minsk, demanding the departure of Lukashenko. Since the protests began in August, and despite violent repression, women’s peaceful marches and protests continue in Belarus.

Union activist detained in Belarus over protest action

3 September, 2020Lizaveta Merliak, international secretary of Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BITU), an IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, was arrested in front of her house in Grodno on 30 August. Thanks to pressure from activists both inside and outside Belarus, she was released from custody but will face trial later.

Labour movement in solidarity with people of Belarus

28 August, 2020Unions worldwide are following the situation in Belarus with great concern and outrage. Together with its allies in the union movement, IndustriALL Global Union calls on all its affiliates throughout the world to take further action.

Mistrusted by the people, Lukashenko tries to shut workers down

20 August, 2020Workers and activists are always on the front line of struggles for change. Belarus is no exception: when the regime failed to fool the world with falsified election results, the population responded with huge rallies.

Workers in Belarus down tools to protest oppression

14 August, 2020In response to brutal oppression by the Belarusian authorities, who used extreme violence to suppress free and peaceful protests against the recent rigged election, workers at many large companies in Belarus have downed tools and held peaceful assemblies. 

Repression in Belarus must end, demands IndustriALL

13 August, 2020Joint Statement of IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe on Belarus

Dismissed Belarusian union activist should be reinstated

28 May, 2020In Belarus, a country notorious for its wide use of short-term employment contracts, a court has denied union activist Mikalaj Valadzko’s claim for reinstatement after the German-based Redpath Deilmann refused to renew his short-term contract over his trade union activity.

Belarus: work contract not renewed over union activity

1 April, 2020Mikalaj Valadzko’s work contract was terminated by German-based Redpath Deilmann over his activities in IndustriALL affiliate Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BITU). 

Deilmann-Haniel fires workers demanding safety in Belarus

29 November, 2019German shaft-sinking company, Deilmann-Haniel has notified workers about non-renewal of their contracts after their complaint to the Belarusian labour inspectorate about violations of the national safety norms and the absence of safety certification of their workplaces.