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Authorities 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.
Eight women are accused of public disorder in Belarus after posting a 14-second video protest message on YouTube against raising the retirement age.
Leaders 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.
For the first time in five years, unions in Belarus were allowed to conduct pickets on 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work.
IndustriALL 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.
IndustriALL Global Union joined nearly 4500 delegates from 169 countries attending the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland from 1 to 13 June.
Four 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.
On 5 November four fired workers of Bobruisk Factory of Tractor Parts and Units (BZTDiA) announced a two-day hunger strike in their desperate bid to find justice, one week after their arbitrary dismissal.
On 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. "
IndustriALL affiliates in Belarus have commemorated the Global Day of action to STOP Precarious Work with a number of activities.
For 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).
In the morning of 25 March members of the Free Trade Union of Belarus (SPB) started a three-day hunger strike at the Bobruisk Factory of Tractor Parts and Units (BZTDiA). The workers made this decision because of the reluctance of the management to start bargaining.
Trade 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.
Belhimprofsoyuz: 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. The actions include the following: 21 September, Youth flash mob agains...
Over 50 union leaders from 8 countries gathered in Kiev, Ukraine, to evaluate the results of the first year since the founding of IndustriALL Global Union and discuss future joint work.
In violation of the national legislation the Belarusian authorities try to close down a local organization of the Radio and Electronics Industry Workers’ Union (REP), an IndustriALL affiliate in Belarus.
On 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.
The International Labour Organization's Committee on Freedom of Association issued recommendations to Russia and Belarus on cases 2758 and 2090 initiated on the basis of complaints submitted by national unions with the support of IndustriALL Global Union.
IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work
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