Miron Melnik, a journalist of district newspaper “Golos opislia”, will be resumed at his job


19 August 2003. Rogatinskiy district court of Ivano-Frankivsk took the decision to resume Miron Melnik, a journalist of district newspaper “Golos opislia”, at his job. The court obliged the editorial board to pay 1893 hryvnas to Melnik for his forced five-month truancy and to recompense him the court expenses. The illegally fired journalist was represented in court by Tetiana Kirichenko, the IMI lawyer. The court established that editor of “Golos opislia” Galina Bogun (appointed to her post by co-founders of the newspaper: district and town council) had brutally violated the labor code and illegally dismissed M. Melnik. On 8 April 2003 Miron Melnik turned to the court with the claim about his return to the job. By the words of the journalist, he did not get the proper consultations from state advocates. Moreover, in spite of his repeated appeals to the oblast organization of the NUJU, he did not get any support from them.


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