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Belarusian union REP forced to replace leader Gennady Fedynich

23 November, 2018On November 22, 2018, the City Court upheld the verdict of the local penal court of August 2018 ruling that Gennady Fedynich has to leave his position as chairman of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Belarusian Radio and Electronic Industry Workers' Union (REP).

Unjust verdict against union leaders in Belarus upheld

12 November, 2018The city court of Minsk decided on 09 November to uphold the guilty verdict against two trade union leaders in Belarus, which has been widely condemned as unjust.

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.

Belarus Actions

8 October, 2013Belhimprofsoyuz: on 17 September the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Belhimprofsoyuz’s Presidium met and approved an Action Plan for the World Day for Decent Work around 7 October.

ILO concerned about violation of Belarusian workers' and trade union rights

17 June, 2014For the seventh time in the last ten years Belarus has been blacklisted by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The decision by the ILO to highlight Belarus as a country regularly violating workers' and trade union rights was made on 3 June during the annual International Labour Conference, which took place in Geneva (Switzerland).

Hunger strike workers in Belarus face jail

20 November, 2014Four metalworkers in Belarus, who went on a two-day hunger strike to bring public attention to their unfair dismissal, are now facing a fine or even jail. 

BELARUS ACTIONS

3 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work

14-second video considered act of public disorder in Belarus

19 May, 2016Eight women are accused of public disorder in Belarus after posting a 14-second video protest message on YouTube against raising the retirement age.

Belarusians protest tax on “social parasites”

1 March, 2017Protests against an unjust law that taxes people for unemployment and accuses them of being “social parasites” were held in five cities in Belarus. 

Global unions call for release of the union leader in Belarus

10 August, 2017IndustriALL Global Union and International Confederation of Trade Unions (ITUC), addressed a joint letter to the President of Belarus expressing deep concern and indignation over the recent searches in the offices of independent unions as well as the detention of a trade union leader.