Russian courts on workers’ side
In the period since 2008 when the latest crisis struck, Russia’s courts have reinstated 90 percent of unfairly sacked employees. The mid-crisis year of 2009 saw a 50-percent jump in illegal dismissal lawsuits. The trend this year is definitely down.
Speaking for the media Friday, the national trade union organizer Mikhail Shmakov gave the credit for this to his unions.