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YABLOKO leadership meets the leaders of the All-Russia Confederation of Labour

Press Release, December 7, 2010

On the initiative of the All-Russia Confederation of Labour, a meeting was held between YABLOKO’s leadership and the leaders of the confederation, which is the most representative Russian trade union association that is not part of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia. Leader leader of YABLOKO party Sergei Mitrokhin, coordinator of the Political Committee of the Party Boris Misnik, head of the general fraction Galina Mikhaleva, co-chairman of the social democratic fraction and member of the bureau of the Party Anatoly Golov, representatives of the confederation and members of the Executive Committee of the All-Russia Confederation of Labour attended the meeting, which discussed violations of the rights of employees and trade unions...

Alexander Shishlov submitted amendments to the federal budget aimed at raising wages for education workers
Press release, October 3, 2003

"We can and should change the budget to enable workers in the education, science, culture and health care sectors to obtain dignified living standards," said Shishlov.


Alexander Shishlov: One of the main reasons behind YABLOKO's demand to dismiss the Cabinet is the refusal of the government to increase wages to teachers and doctors
Press release, June 11, 2003

...We cannot wait for mercy from the Cabinet and the pro-government Duma majority any more.


Alexander Shishlov: Real rise in teachers’ wages should become the priority task when preparing the federal budget for 2004
Press release, April 25, 2003

According to Shishlov, the committee prepared joint proposals on first-hand budget priorities that are of political importance. They include an increase in teachers' wages, an increase in expenditures on the purchase of educational equipment and refurbishment of hostels, increase of expenditures on the development of an information education base.


The leaders of teacher trade unions supported the initiative of Alexander Shishlov to create a trilateral commission to finalise the planned reform of wages for budget workers
Press release, March 26, 2003

...nation-wide protest action (on February 26-28, 2003) against the government's reform plans for the wages for budget workers had clearly been a success: "The Government acknowledged that the draft concept of the Labour Ministry should contain federal guarantees for the wages of budget workers."


YABLOKO supported the nation-wide action of trade unions of budget-sector workers
Press Release, February 27, 2003

The Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO supported the nation-wide action of the trade unions of budget-sector workers against government plans to reform wages for budget workers.


Education in Russia Needs USD 1.5 Billion by 2004 to Avert Degradation
Rosbalt, April 28, 2003

In 2004 education will require an additional USD 1.5 billion, including USD 871 million for the transition to a sector wage system, stated Yabloko Party State Duma Deputy Alexander Shishlov at a session of the State Duma committee for education and science on Friday.


Duma Votes to Rank Civil Servants
By Oksana Yablokova, The Moscow Times, April 17, 2003

The State Duma on Wednesday approved a Kremlin-sponsored plan to rank civil service workers the same way military officers are ranked in the army. But promotions will be tied to how long the bureaucrats have worked in the government, not to their job performance.


Teachers Coming Out in Protest
Interview with Alexander Shishlov, Moscow News, February 26-March 4, 2003

Alexander SHISHLOV, Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Education and Science, tells MN's Andrei Stepanov about possible ways of resolving the problems of wage arrears and increasing teachers' salaries.

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