Granit company has been put on the list of suspect enterprises.
This decision was taken by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in relation to the Mikashevichy-based enterprise, where activists of the independent trade union faced pressure from the management and some of them were fired,” Viasna human rights centre reports.
Aleh Stakhayevich, the head of the primary trade union organisation at Granit notes it's rather difficult for the dismissed people to find job at state-run enterprises, because information about them is quickly sent to personnel departments of other companies. Trade union activists have to earn for living even outside Belarus.
As for the current situation at Granit company, Stakhayevich says the management still persuades workers to quit the independent trade union.