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Russia: trade unionists and anti-fascists unite | People and Nature

A Russian trade union, facing a legal threat to its existence, will on Friday make common cause in defence of democratic rights with anti-fascist campaigners.

About the main photo. These workers – members of the MPRA – demonstrated at the Russian parliament in October 2017, after a year-long campaign to try to force their employers, the building firm Gorizont and the underground railway construction company Globatek, to clear wages arrears. Before protesting at parliament they had tried and failed to get their money by appealing to the mayor, the labour inspectorate, the ministry of labour and the courts. From the MPRA web site.

About the main photo. These workers – members of the MPRA – demonstrated at the Russian parliament in October 2017, after a year-long campaign to try to force their employers, the building firm Gorizont and the underground railway construction company Globatek, to clear wages arrears. Before protesting at parliament they had tried and failed to get their money by appealing to the mayor, the labour inspectorate, the ministry of labour and the courts. From the MPRA web site.

The interregional trade union “Workers Association”, known by its Russian acronym MPRA, has been deemed a “foreign agent” by a St Petersburg court – a legal measure requiring special registration and extensive audits, and often backed by police harassment campaigns.

The court also issued an unprecedented order to dissolve the MPRA, which was set up by car workers in 2006 and since 2013 has organised among other types of workers.

Read the story here: Russia: trade unionists and anti-fascists unite | People and Nature

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