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Russia: Yavlinsky meets trade unions ahead of presidential elections02:47

Russia: Yavlinsky meets trade unions ahead of presidential elections

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 1, 2018 at 18:13 GMT -00:00 · Published

Leader of the liberal Yabloko party and candidate for the Russian presidency Grigory Yavlinsky held a meeting with representatives of Russian trade unions in Moscow on Thursday.

"I will remove the restrictions on access to the rights to create and join a trade unions, to hold talks and collective bargaining. ... Stop acting like disabled persons, it's time to grow up. There will never be effective economic relations until trade unions take the right to protect their own members, their rights and interests," Yavlinsky said.

Regarding labour rights, "it is an issue of agency work and an issue of excluding any forms that are even remotely similar to slave labour," he added.

Russia: Yavlinsky meets trade unions ahead of presidential elections02:47
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Leader of the liberal Yabloko party and candidate for the Russian presidency Grigory Yavlinsky held a meeting with representatives of Russian trade unions in Moscow on Thursday.

"I will remove the restrictions on access to the rights to create and join a trade unions, to hold talks and collective bargaining. ... Stop acting like disabled persons, it's time to grow up. There will never be effective economic relations until trade unions take the right to protect their own members, their rights and interests," Yavlinsky said.

Regarding labour rights, "it is an issue of agency work and an issue of excluding any forms that are even remotely similar to slave labour," he added.

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