Lukashenko explains why Russian specialists are now working at Belarusian television and radio company
DZERZHINSK DISTRICT, August 21 (BelTA) – In an interview with employees of the food company Agrokombinat Dzerzhinskiy on August 21, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko explained why Russian specialists had been hired to work in the national company of Belarusian state television and radio, learned BelTA.
“Nature abhors a vacuum. About 60,000 Belarusian migrant workers work in Russia. In various positions, even in politics. The Russians are not complaining about it to us, ”noted Alexander Lukashenko.
Aleksandr Lukashenko explained that the Russian reporters were hired after some employees of Belarusian state television and radio decided to take to the streets and protest. “I gave so much to most of them. They grew up and suddenly realized that something was wrong. Some of them have decided to stop working. You don’t have to, I tell them.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that he spoke out against pressure on people to stay. “If someone wants to quit, he or she should do it easily. Don’t make them stay. Even if they are forced to stay, they will always hold a grudge. If they want to quit, they should have the freedom to do so. I have said this openly to the workers, ”he said.
“They have to understand that the competition in the market is tough. I asked the Russians to lend us 2-3 groups of journalists just in case. Six to nine people from the most advanced television company, ”noted Alexander Lukashenko. “Our young specialists should see how the job has to be done. Not all Russians have come yet while Belarusian specialists, who had complained and protested so much, said they wanted to resume work. I told them: good but only today. Those who resign tomorrow will not be allowed to go back.
“The situation has stabilized. Those who want to work do so. Those who don’t don’t. I even asked the Russians to lend me journalists to cover the president’s work and set an example of good work. I know these people. Television is normal, ”said Alexander Lukashenko.
Naturally, noted Alexander Lukashenko, the question of the salary difference between Russian and Belarusian specialists has emerged. “We don’t pay Russian specialists at all. Can’t I find friends in Russia to pay 6 or 9 people? ” He asked. “That’s why you shouldn’t be talking about planes that continue to carry Russians here and others. We don’t need a lot. It is clear who is exaggerating the situation.
Alexander Lukashenko concluded that a sufficient number of specialists are available on the market, including in neighboring countries. They can be hired if necessary.
The same goes for a number of other companies, including Belaruskali where the average salary is measured in thousands of rubles. “Why do they have to go on strike? If they want to strike, I told the manager of the company not to run after them. There are 2,000 people in Soligorsk who want to work for Belaruskali. They will come. If they don’t, there is unemployment all over the world. The miners will come from Ukraine. There are a large number of unemployed, ”noted Alexander Lukashenko.