Being unemployed in Belarus means getting sanctioned on top of it. A special tax for unemployed persons titled "On the Prevention of Social Parasitism" forces all citizens out of work for more than six months to pay for the public services provided by the state such as hospitals, schools or streets. Despite an official unemployment rate of one per cent, nearly ten percent of the 4.5 million employed persons received formal notice. Only few can afford the 200 euro fine; no wonder considering an average wage of 350 euro.
EL/Transform! event with Alexis Tsipras and Gregor Gysi in Rome
‘A Europe for the People and by the People’
A broad coalition of social movements, trade unions, social and political actors and organizations is committed to build up together, from 23 to 25 March in Rome a huge European mobilization, when the EU leaders will gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome.
El Partido de la Izquierda Europea expresa su profunda preocupación ante el alarmante incremento de ataques y asesinatos selectivos contra líderes políticos y sociales y defensoras de derechos humanos por parte de fuerzas paramilitares que siguen cometiendo estos crímenes en la total impunidad.
13 trade unionists in India facing death sentences or life imprisonment !
The workers and trade union activists at the Maruti-Suzuki, Manesar factory, an Indian arm/plant of the Japanese Suzuki multinational corporation, who were arrested and charged in connection with the incidents that took place at this factory in 2012, in which a factory manager died, have just been tried in court.