Belarus: Stop the violence - defend democracy and human rights

The world’s largest trade union associations - ITUC, ETUC, IndustriAll, IUF - with their affiliates, the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) and the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BNP) have launched a global campaign in support of the strike movement in Belarus.

Send a letter to the Belarusian authorities condemning all forms of repression against workers and their family members and demanding to stop the wave of violence, expressing solidarity with Belarusian workers who are implementing their right to strike in defense of democracy and human rights.

Strikes continue at enterprises throughout Belarus with demands: to recognize the results of the presidential elections as invalid, to release all political prisoners and demonstrators, to prevent the persecution of strike participants and to cancel the system of short-term contracts. The administration and security forces are putting pressure on strikers, members of strike committees and their families. Many are threatened with dismissal. The most active are detained by the special services. At the same time, workers began to set up strike committees to prepare for a general strike in support of democratic change.

Labourstart campaign