Independent trade unions coordinate the creation of strike committees in Belarus

by praca
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On August 18, the independent trade unions-members of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (known as the BKDP), announced that they would coordinate the work to create a nationwide strike committee.

See below the full text of the statement:

August 18, 2020

Highly esteemed colleagues, brothers and sisters,

At present, Belarusian enterprises are creating their strike committees. The situation in the country demands our unity and coordination of actions in order to achieve the fulfilment of our demands on A. Lukashenko’s resignation and holding a new fair presidential election.

We hereby invite all the strike committees to coordinate their actions and be ready for mutual assistance and joint actions.

The Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions, by using its experiences, knowledge and strength of independent trade unions, our offices in the cities of Belarus and our contacts, hereby undertakes to coordinate the work to create a nationwide strike committee.

Only solidarity is the guarantee of our victory!

Chairman of the Association “Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions”

  1. Yaroshuk

Chairman of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union

  1. Poznyakov

Leader of the Trade Union of Workers of the Radio-Electronic Industry

  1. Fedynich

Chairman of the Free Trade Union of Metalworkers

  1. Bukhvostov

Chairman of the Free Trade Union of Belarus

  1. Sharakh

CONTACTS:

Trade Union Association “Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions” (AP BKDP):

220095, Republic of Belarus, Minsk, 80-80, office 2, Yakubov Street

Tel. +375172718905, +375173248906

E-mail: bkdp.by@gmail.comhttp://www.bkdp.org/

 

Trade Union of Workers of the Radio-Electronic Industry (REP Trade Union):

Minsk: +375173424651, + 375173484187, +375296324651

Brest: +375336742303

Gomel: +375232335625, +375296992865

Mogilev: +375257650225

Orsha: +375297125755, +3753368440516

Bobruisk: +375297469988

Borisov: +375296779537

E-mail: profrep@gmail.com, http://www.praca-by.info/

 

Free Belarusian Trade Union (SPB):

Polotsk – +375295130530, +375297129120

Mogilev – +375296043457

Minsk – +375293364758

 

Free Metalworkers’ Union (SPM):

Minsk: +375296238204, +375296766816, +375296514402, +37529652912

Mogilev: +375296230524

Grodno: +37529666941, +375297863836

Gomel: +375293074785

Vitebsk: +375295932167

Borisov: +375291130461

 

Belarusian independent trade union of miners, chemists, power engineers, transport workers, builders and other workers (BNP):

Soligorsk: +3757104313

Grodno: +375296974028, +375298858185

Novopolotsk: +375292915140

 

“Today, the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions and all the independent trade unions – its members have unanimously adopted a joint statement. We are ready to help the working people of the country in organizing strike committees and direct them towards fulfilling the demands put forward by the Belarusian society. This is not an attempt to intercept the initiative from someone. The initiative in our country today belongs to the people and labour collectives. Without a clear position and solidarity of all labour collectives, the demands put forward by the citizens of Belarus today will remain on paper only,” said Gennady Fedynich, the leader of the REP Trade Union.