Statistically, wages in Belarus continue to grow
In March 2015, the average monthly wage in Belarus totalled BYR 6 483700 (USD 441) – increased by USD 40 compared with February 2015. Despite a further fall in industrial production wages have increased in all industries. Wage growth will continue: due to the expected inflation rate exceeding 5% level, wages in the public sector will be adjusted accordingly. However further wage growth will be limited by financial capabilities of enterprises. Many more companies might delay wages. Due to the rapid growth of part-time employment and wider practices of sending workers on unpaid leave, methodology for calculating average wage may be adjusted in order to show statistical wage growth.
During searches of social and "green" activists and anarchists, law enforcement has seized computers, mobile phones and publications. The authorities have also exerted additional pressure on supporters of unauthorized street protests and independent lawyers, who represented defendants in the White Legion case. The security services have stepped up the persecution of opponents before the street protests announced by the opposition. Apparently, the Belarusian authorities aspire that participants in street protests would reduce in number and that the low interest of the population to socio-political agenda before the local election campaign would retain.