In the afternoon of March 23 SWAT is on duty at the automobile plant Peugeot Citroën in Kaluga, as security forces are afraid of enterprise capturing by the trade union. The head of the Kaluga branch of the Interregional Trade Union of Workers Association (MPRA) Dmitry Truduvoi told «7x7» about it.
According to him, the situation in the city has been remaining extremely tense for a few days due to the planned job cuts in the auto plants. So, on Saturday, March 21, a meeting of the MPRA activists was thwarted by police. Under the pretext that there was an investigation of robbery, 15 people were taken to the police station. There they "had a conversation" with Department for Countering Extremism, during which activists were tried to be intimidated, were photographed, and 12 of them were fingerprinted (three abandoned this procedure, despite pressure). MPRA will file a complaint to the International Labour Organization.
Earlier media reported that the Volkswagen Group in Kaluga will cut about 600 workers of six thousand — every tenth employee. Peugeot Citroën is also planning job cuts. Trade unions are not going to stand aside as Trudovoi explained: "We are ready to stand up for our rights. We will use various forms of peaceful protest, from meetings and protests to strike."