The strike participants are seeking the release of political prisoners, the resignation of Lukashenka, and the holding of free elections.
The striking miners responded to a press release from the administration of Belaruskali. The video was published by the Basta! Telegram channel.
- We, the participants in the strike, cannot agree with the position of the general director Halavaty Ivan about hiring all the strikers, so to speak, from scratch. Going on strike for all of us is the only way to express our civic position regarding what is happening in the country and at the enterprise. We do not agree with the wording "to hire" since none of us wrote a resignation letter and did not commit deliberate absenteeism. The termination of the performance of labor duties was of a forced nature. We demand to reinstate every dismissed strike participant at his workplace and immediately begin to fulfill the strike committee's earlier demands, after which the strike participants can calmly begin their labor duties.
Let us remind you that the strike participants are seeking the release of political prisoners, the resignation of Lukashenka, and the holding of free elections.