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Unions unite to defend workers’ rights

4 October, 2018Over 80 delegates representing 40 IndustriALL affiliates from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) met on 1 - 3 October in Baku, Azerbaijan, to discuss effective trade union response against the challenges in the regions.

Oil refinery workers union busted in Belarus

17 October, 2013Trade union leaders had to announce a hunger strike to protest the union busting campaign started at “Mozyr Oil Refinery” against the local union organization of the IndustriALL affiliate Belarusian Independent Trade Union, BITU.

Authorities disrupt union women's conference in Belarus

31 August, 2016Authorities tried to disrupt a trade union conference in Salihorsk, Belarus dedicated to the 10-year anniversary of women's union network of the Belarusian Independent trade union of miners (BITU) at JSC Belaruskali.

Unions in Belarus report new violations

10 May, 2016Leaders from three of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in Belarus reported widespread violations of trade union rights in the country, during their meeting with IndustriALL assistant general secretary, Monika Kemperle on 29 April in the capital Minsk.

Belarusian unions use rare chance to rally on 7 October

13 October, 2015For the first time in five years, unions in Belarus were allowed to conduct pickets on 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work.

Belarus: trade unionists among 50 arrested following protests

16 March, 2017Some 50 people in Belarus, including at least 12 trade unionists, have been brutally arrested in retaliation to a series of mass protests against a presidential decree imposing a tax on the unemployed. 

Belarusian unions prepare to struggle against short-term contracts

30 October, 2014On 24 October 2014 in Minsk IndustriALL Global Union held the workshop to evaluate «Possible joint actions of Belarusian unions against precarious work. Possibilities for strengthening cooperation of trade unions in Belarus against the system of short-term labour contracts. "

Belarus unions discuss privatization in Kiev

11 April, 2013On 15-16 March Belarus unions and various experts discussed privatization process and its effects on Belarus industry in Kiev, Ukraine. An international workshop was held by FES Ukraine and IndustriALL Global Union.

IndustriALL in the CIS region - unified front against attacks on workers' rights

7 September, 2015IndustriALL has 50 affiliates in the CIS region. In a region torn by political conflicts and attacks on workers’ rights, working together is the key to successful trade unions. Unity was a central theme to the discussions at IndustriALL’s sub-regional meeting in Moldova on 3 – 4 September.  

Belarus: unemployed will pay more for public services

5 February, 2018A new presidential decree in Belarus has ruled that unemployed workers will be subject to additional charges for public services subsidized by the state.