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2 May 2019

Lukashenko awarded 115 Years of Trade Unions of Belarus medal

MINSK, 2 May (BelTA) – The Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus (FTUB) has bestowed the medal 115 Years of Trade Unions of Belarus upon Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko. The Belarusian head of state expressed gratitude for the award at the meeting with FTUB Chairman Mikhail Orda on 2 May, BelTA has learned.

“Thank you for the award and for the fact that you remember that I once headed the organization,” the president said.

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the medal will be kept in the Palace of Independence museum which features all the awards and presents to the president.

Mikhail Orda explained that the decision to award Aleksandr Lukashenko with the medal was taken at the meeting of the Presidium of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus. “We have decided to honor you with the medal as the country pursues the policy towards building a social state and keeps social matters high on the agenda,” the FTUB chairman said.

The medal 115 Years of Trade Unions of Belarus was established on 29 April 2019 on the initiative of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus that unites over 4 million workers. The medal is made of silvery metal. The obverse has an image of a sculpture of a worker and a peasant and also a shield bearing the words Glory to Labor.

 

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