Skip to comments.Background Note: Belarus [Lukashenko the cruel dictator]
Posted on 03/21/2006 8:11:37 AM PST by A. Pole
The constitution provides for freedom of religion; however, the authorities restrict this right in practice. Although Article 16 of the 1996 amended constitution that resulted from the illegal referendum reaffirms the equality of religions and denominations before the law, it also contains restrictive language that stipulated that cooperation between the state and religious organizations "is regulated with regard for their influence on the formation of spiritual, cultural, and country traditions of the Belarusian people."
In March 2004 the government began forcing state employees (some 80% of Belarusian workers) to sign short-term work contracts. Although contracts may be concluded for a period of 5 years, most expire after one year--essentially allowing the government to fire anyone annually. Although the contracts are new, several members of independent unions have already lost their jobs when their contracts were not renewed.
Can you imagine?! They can fire/lay you off once a year! How undemocratic!
Time to liberate people of Belarus from such cruel opression.
In Serbia you get life-time employment contract, and boss fires you tomorrow:)
Good thing Clinton's still alive so you can use the same kneepads, eh? :-D
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