"Trade union activity is not extremism!"
The campaign "Trade Union Activity is Not Extremism!" has been launched in order to attract the attention of the international community to the situation with workers' rights in Belarus. There is police terror, torture and harassment of those who disagree with Lukashenko's dictatorial regime, including trade union activists.
The campaign calls for the release of trade union and political prisoners, an end to repression of trade union activists, and restoration of guarantees of legal activities of independent trade unions. The campaign is organized by the Association "Salidarnast," which provides support to trade union activists, and is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Lukashenko regime's 2022 union pogroms. The campaign runs from April 19 to the end of June 2023, and aims to draw international attention to problems related to trade union rights in Belarus and contribute to their resolution.
We call on everyone to join our campaign and support our demands. We must unite to achieve our rights and decent working conditions for Belarusian workers.
Use the following hashtags:
#Salidarnast #BelarusSolidarityCampaign #BKDP
Take part in the LabourStart information campaign here:
Contacts for partners to get additional information/ feedback:
Lizaveta Merliak, +4915203268972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryia Taradzetskaya, +491637892590, email@example.com
Timeline of the campaign:
19th of April 2023 – end of June 2023
12 April MST protest action in Argentina
19 April (12.00-13.00) “Salidarnast” protest action in Berlin
End of April (28-30) LabourStart Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia