MINSK, 30 October (BelTA) – A manpower reserve has been formed in order to keep the Belarusian chemical company OAO Grodno Azot working. The specialists that impede the company's operation will be laid off, BelTA learned from a statement released by the company's Director General Igor Bobyr.
According to the source, taking into account the emerging situation the management has decided to form a reserve of specialists, who are needed for training purposes and for the sake of bringing experienced personnel from other regions and enterprises. The number of those willing to work at Grodno Azot turned out to be larger than expected. “It is time for us to use the reserve,” Igor Bobyr said.
In his words, those who want to continue working will remain part of Grodno Azot's team. Those who are intent on impeding the normal operation of the enterprise will be laid off.
The executive noted that keeping Grodno Azot working contributes to the economy and the safety of Grodno Oblast and its neighbors.
“Despite that a group made up of a score of people, who are incited from the outside and call themselves the strike committee, is trying to ‘kill' the enterprise. For three months already they have been blackmailing and terrorizing the 10,000-strong team of Grodno Azot, Grodno Oblast, and the entire country. They incessantly propagandize irresponsibility towards the company's fate and naked aggression, including towards the workers who are unwilling to support their intention to shut down the enterprise,” Igor Bobyr believes.
The executive pointed out that manufacturing processes at Grodno Azot involve a great degree of hazard and cannot be stopped at a whim. This is why the company has always needed qualified and reliable personnel. “It is becoming inadmissible to entrust the fate of the enterprise and the region to the workers who are intent on dismantling the enterprise, destroying relations in the worker collective, undermining the system of responsibility and threatening the safety of the region,” the Grodno Azot director general is convinced. He is also convinced that the COVID-19 situation had started having a major effect on the situation.