The guests of the program are the Minister of Labor of the Russian Federation Gennady Melikyan and the chairman of the FNPR Mikhail Shmakov.
The topic of the conversation is the preparation of the All-Russian protest action of workers on March 27, in connection with the non-payment of wages, pensions and benefits to the population.
Excerpt from the program of April 16, 1995: discussion of the protest action that took place, in connection with the non-payment of salaries and the failure of the government to fulfill other obligations towards citizens.
Comparison of situations in 1995 and 1997.
The relationship between debts and funds from the state budget.
Trade union demands on the government and employers.
Who is obliged to monitor the implementation of the laws.
Profile of G. G. Melikyan.
Profile of the Deputy Minister of Labor A. S. Orlov.
Alexander Orlov on losses as a result of strikes.
Comments from the panelists.
Contradictions between trade unions and employers, the dispute between G. G. Melikyan and M. V. Shmakov.
Profile of M. V. Shmakov.
The secretary of the FNPR Andrey Isaev on the connection of debts on salaries and pensions with the success in the fight against inflation.
Profile of A. K. Isaev.
Discussion of various ways to combat inflation.
Profile of A. P. Segal.
The former secretary of the 1st Chairman of the FNPR, Alexander Segal, spoke about inflation as a tool for redistributing the money supply, about changing the proportions, since 1992.
A discussion about what might happen if a popular protest gets out of hand, options.
Melikyan G.G. - Russian statesman, candidate of economic sciences, professor, Honored Economist of the Russian Federation, Minister of Labor of the Russian Federation (1992-1996), Minister of Labor and Social Development of the Russian Federation (1996-1997). Shmakov MV - Russian statesman, chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR). Orlov A.S. - Candidate of Philosophy, Doctor of Sociology, Professor, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development of the Russian Federation (1997-1999), entrepreneur. Isaev A.K. - candidate of political sciences, associate professor, public and political figure. Segal A.P. - Russian journalist, expert of the Permanent Commission of the Council of the FNPR on humanitarian issues (since 1992), consultant to the State Duma Committee on Information Policy and Communication (since 1994).