The FNPR statement on the developments in Belarus

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia expresses deep concern at the development of the socio-political and social situation in the Republic of Belarus.

The current leadership of the state not only threatens to use the army against the opposition, which represents a significant part of society. In recent days, we have heard that layoffs, business closures, and lockouts will be used instead of a meaningful dialogue with society about the workers who stop work for political reasons. In addition, a statement was made that foreign strikebreakers may be used to fight the strikers. Such methods are destructive for labour relations, for citizens’ incomes, and for the state itself.

The Federation strongly protests against such treatment of our Belarusian brothers and sisters. We support and will continue to support them.

Proletarians of all countries, unite!

August 26, 2020