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New Labour Code will undermine workers' rights in Belarus

27 February, 2017Proposed amendments to the Labour Code in Belarus will significantly weaken workers’ rights and lead to social instability in the country say trade unions. The government’s proposals could be considered by parliament as early as April 2017.

Belarus: IndustriALL condemns arbitrary detention of independent union leader

3 August, 2017Offices of several unions including IndustriALL Global Union affiliates REPAM and BITU were searched as part of a criminal investigation started against Gennady Fedynich and Ihar Komlik, REPAM chairperson and chief accountant, accordingly. Gennady is also a substitute executive committee member of IndustriALL.

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). 

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.

Repression in Belarus must end, demands IndustriALL

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

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 rights abused in Belarus

20 August, 2013In 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.

Union members go on hunger strike in Belarus

26 March, 2014In 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.

Desperate workers announce hunger strike in Belarus

6 November, 2014On 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.