On January 13, 2022, a solemn event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Belarusian Trade Union of Education and Science Workers was held at the State Educational Institution “Center for Additional Education for Children and Youth in Bobruisk”. In the assembly hall of the institution gathered people involved in the century-old history of the branch trade union – veterans of the trade union movement who stood at its origins, and current trade union activists from a seven thousand teaching family – that is how many representatives of education today unite the Bobruisk city organization of the Belarusian Trade Union of Education Workers and science.
The participants of the event got acquainted with the main milestones in the history of the branch trade union and the Bobruisk city organization.
In January 1921, a congress of the union of workers of education and socialist culture was held. It is from this event that the history of the sectoral trade union of education workers is counted. And the first mention of the Bobruisk city organization of the trade union of workers in education and science dates back to August 1944.
Throughout the historical path, a lot of significant work has been done both in the interests of each member of the trade union and of labor collectives as a whole.
Today, the education trade union is one of the largest public organizations in the country, a responsible and reliable partner who has lived and lives in the interests of those who teach, educate and teach. Over the years, the trade union has taken a leading position in the country’s trade union movement, demonstrating in practice that it is able to adequately represent the interests of trade union members and do everything possible to improve their quality of life.
In her speech, the chairman of the Bobruisk city organization of the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers noted: “In the Year of Historical Memory, it is more important than ever to preserve and increase the traditions and achievements of the trade union, its unifying role in preserving the well-being, sovereignty and independence of our country.
In this significant anniversary period for all of us, we thank everyone who is involved in the fate of our trade union. And above all, thanks to those who stood at the origins of its creation. I would like to express special words of appreciation and gratitude to Anna Viktorovna Gudinskaya, who has headed our organization for more than 20 years. Thanks to our trade union activists and cadres, a good history has developed, and I am sure that there will be an equally good future for the trade union movement.
During the years of existence of the Bobruisk city organization of the trade union of education and science workers, many interesting events and activities have been lived. The active position of trade union members has always glorified Bobruisk: every year there are winners of regional and republican competitions, sports days, rallies, festivals and competitions in various areas of activity. Employees in the education industry are people we are proud of for their professionalism and dedication to the chosen cause.
As part of the event, the best trade union leaders, chairmen of primary trade union organizations, heads of institutions were awarded certificates of various levels. The chairman of the Mogilev regional organization of the Belarusian Trade Union of Education and Science Workers Lyudmila Viktorovna Starostina read out a congratulatory address in honor of the Bobruisk city organization and presented awards from the Central and regional committees of the branch trade union. The awarding was continued by the chairman of the Bobruisk city organization Kravtsova Ruslana Vladimirovna and presented letters on behalf of the presidium of the Bobruisk city committee.
It has already become a tradition in the Bobruisk city organization to prepare significant projects for anniversaries. There are families in our city whose representatives from generation to generation choose one of the most important professions – the profession of a teacher. Pedagogical dynasties in our time are a unique and precious phenomenon, sometimes inexplicable. This is a special way of life. In the jubilee year 2021, a book edition “Coming from a teacher’s dynasty” has been prepared. The collection includes stories about 19 pedagogical dynasties, consisting of 4 and 3 generations. In a solemn atmosphere, the chairman of the Bobruisk city organization Kravtsova R.V. the collections “Coming from a teacher’s dynasty” were presented to representatives of pedagogical dynasties. Ruslana Vladimirovna expressed deep respect to her colleagues who consciously and by vocation chose the profession of a teacher, professionally provided and continue to provide a living link between times and generations.
As part of the solemn event dedicated to the 100th anniversary, a gala concert of the finalists of the city stage of the republican trade union festival of labor talents “New Names-2021” was held. Representatives of the educational institutions of the city conquered the auditorium, once again proving that the talent of teachers is limitless.
Bobruisk City Committee of the Belarusian Trade Union
workers of education and science