Steel production at BMZ under threat as workers protest election process

Production activity has come under threat at Belarus Steel Works (BMZ) with workers protesting against the result of the country’s presidential election on Sunday August 9.

Workers warned the administration that they would strike on August 10-12 “in the case of an unfair presidential election.” According to official preliminary results, incumbent Alexander Lukashenko has won a sixth consecutive term as president with 80% of the vote, despite widespread protests internally and international concerns about the fairness of the vote and the absence of scrutiny. A local news provider said on Monday that...


Vlada Novokreshchenova

Marina Shulga

August 10, 2020

16:00 GMT