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Belarusian Congress Of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP)
Belarusian Independent Union (BNP) Free Metalworkers' Union (SPM)
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On March 3 the BKDP Vice-president Nikolai Kanakh has attended a meeting of Working group of the Council for improving social and labor legislation under the auspices of Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. The working group members discussed the proposals earlier submitted by the BKDP to simplify procedures for registration of trade union structures, as well as proposals of employers to amend...

09.03.2011 | Comments

In connection with the mass reduction of workers at Minsk Truck Manufacturing Company (MAZ) the BKDP Council has made a statement. Independent trade union center believes that this uncontrolled and unregulated mass reduction actually approved by the Government creates a dangerous precedent that can lead either to chaos in the employment market or to its complete collapse. In circumstances of an ac...

25.02.2011 | Comments

February 20 the BCDTU leader Alexander Yaroshuk took part in a “Roundtable” conference organized by the Confederation of Labor of Russia (KTR) in Kaliningrad. The topic of the event "Human rights and trade union solidarity" found response and provoked lively discussion among the representatives of the KTR affiliates: Federation of Trade Unions of Russia, Small and medium-size...

24.02.2011 | Comments

With reference to National Statistics Committee the BelaPAN agency informs that real salaries and wages in Belarus in January 2011 have dropped by 12, 9% as compared with December 2010.

24.02.2011 | Comments

The leadership of the BKDP national independent union centre in its premises on Friday February 11 has met the Head of Kiev Branch of F.Ebert Foundation Ursula Koch-Laugwitz and Board member of German Ver.di trade union Wolfgang Groёf.

15.02.2011 | Comments

The meeting to hear feed-back reports and elect new trade union activists was held on February 10 at Bobruisk Tractor parts and components company primary organization affiliated to Belarusian Free Trade Union (SPB). More than 100 delegates attended the conference. They summarized the work undertaken for the last three years, elected the leader of the organization, and also decided to initiate a c...

12.02.2011 | Comments
Today BKDP OH&S technical inspector Vladimir Lozovski has received a phone call from KGB officers advising him to be at home as they have to search his apartment.
02.02.2011 | Comments

The BKDP regards the search in REP premises as another gross violation of trade union rights since the immunity of offices and assets belonging to the unions are protected by law and conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) ratified by the Republic of Belarus. It is said in the Statement adopt...

19.01.2011 | Comments

The General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Sharan Burrow and the General Secretary of European Confederation of Trade Unions (ETUC) John Monks addressed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko with the demand to release from prison without any delay the activists of Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) sentenced to different terms of custody for ...

22.12.2010 | Comments

BKDP made a statement in connection with the events taken place during and after the presidential election on December 19-20 this year "We are outraged by the massacre, committed by security forces over participants of the rally, which was held in the evening December 19 and 20 at the Independence Square in Minsk and attended by dozens of thousands of people. “The motives causing brutal...

21.12.2010 | Comments

Chairman of the Belarusian Free Trade Union (SPB) Michael Kovalkov has been sentenced to 10 days of jail for taking part in protest actions held in Minsk on December 19 against falsification of election results.

21.12.2010 | Comments

16-18 November 2010 series of seminars on occupational health and safety at work for public technical inspectors were run in primary organization of Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BNP) at Mozyr Oil Refinery.

24.11.2010 | Comments

November 20 the activists of Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BNP) held a protest picketing at "Builder" stadium in defense of women-workers of "Delta Style"JV who over the years can not register their primary organization.

24.11.2010 | Comments

Independent trade unions will again enjoy the right to rent room space for their offices on reduced terms. Presidential decree № 569 dated 5 November 2010 has returned the reduced rate of 0.1 when determining the size of rent payment. The mentioned Decree enters into force three months after its official publication.

19.11.2010 | Comments

BKDP has sent proposals on improving procedure of registering trade unions and their structures to the Council on improvement of labor and social legislation under the auspice of Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus (called hereinafter as “Council”). Proposals have be...

16.11.2010 | Comments

The BKDP Council made a statement in connection with deaths of workers, who perished in a blast occurred at “Pinskdrev” Furniture Company on October 25. The nationwide tragedy has happened but the regime is keeping speechless silence. "We do not believe this tragedy is a coincidence. Keeping permanent monitoring of safety in the production facilities and at workplaces today we hav...

02.11.2010 | Comments

At the regular meeting of the Working group on harmonizing Draft General Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus, national associations of employers and trade unions for 2011-2013 held today on 19 October, the parties following the already established practice have resumed the discussion of issues left from the previous debates and require certain clarifications. http://www.bkd...

20.10.2010 | Comments

The BKDP on October 7 had a roundtable discussion within the framework of the World Day for Decent Work campaign. It was attended by representatives of all four affiliates of BKDP - Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BNP), Belarusian Free Trade Union (SPB), Free Metalworkers’ Union (SPM) and Belarusian Union of Workers of Radio & Electronic Industry (REP). During live discussion a Res...

08.10.2010 | Comments

The activists of Belarusian Free Trade Union primary union organization at OAO “Polotsk Fiberglass" Company have run picketing organized within the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) Campaign on October 7 in Polotsk. Picketing took place in front of the "Rodina" cinema house from 17.00 to 18.00. The picket participant...


The workers and employees of OAO Polotsk Fiberglass Company are dissatisfied with their wages and working conditions. They authorized company free trade union to negotiate with employer for higher wages and better working conditions. It became known from the regular newsletter "Setklyashka” published by the company union organization affiliated to the Belarusian Free Trade Union (SPB). ...

30.09.2010 | Comments

September 24 BKDP Council at its meeting discussed its own Draft of General Agreement between Government, national associations of employers and trade unions for 2011-2013. The document was designed regarding proposals of all Congress affiliates. It was decided to adopt it as a basis for introducing amendments and later to forward it to social partners - Government, Federation of Trade Unions of...

28.09.2010 | Comments

On World Day for Decent Work October 07 the BKDP will organize roundtable on the theme:”What does decent work imply? Its main criteria and how it is ensured in Belarus”. Such was the decision of the BKDP Council taken September 24

28.09.2010 | Comments

Free Metalworkers’ Union (SPM) activists in Minsk, Mogilev and in other towns and cities of Belarus have applied to local authorities for permission to organize picketing on October 07 WDDW.

24.09.2010 | Comments

The Belarusian Free Trade Union (SPB) in a court case has reinstated Leonid Gaishun the highest 6ths grade mechanical technician of the Bobruisk plant for tractor parts and components at his workplace.

08.09.2010 | Comments

Belarusian authorities are trying to raise the average monthly salary in the country up to 500 USD as previously promised. According to experts, even if they manage to achieve this goal this artificial increase will become a serious blow to the budget, reports “Deutsche Welle”.

07.09.2010 | Comments

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