Republican action “Conclude an employment contract”

From March 2018 to December 2019, a Republican action “Conclude an employment contract” is held.

The organizers of the Republican action are the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the population of the Republic of Kazakhstan, The Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan, National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Atameken”.

The purpose of the nationwide action “Conclude an employment contract” is to prevent and detect informal labour relations, to reduce hidden forms of labour relations, to increase the level of awareness of citizens about their rights in the field of work.

The Trade Unions’ Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and its membership organizations within the framework of the action:

1) Surveys are conducted among labour staff by means of questionnaires in order to identify the reasons of informal employment for further elaboration of proposals stimulating employees on legalization of their activity;

2) Measures are taken to strengthen the public control over the labour legislation observance of employers who have established primary trade union organizations;

3) The explanatory works are carried out among the economic entities of the regions using the work of employees, on the legal consequences for employers not to formalize labour relations and to use schemes of payment of wages in envelopes;

4) The information support of the action is carried out;

5) Information papers on responsibility for labor legislation violations including the use of mass media are developed and widely spread.

For effective work in this direction in the buildings of trade union centers in the regions and Astana, Almaty cities “boxes of confidence” established for collecting information on the facts of informal employment, payment of wages “in envelopes.”

If you or your relatives are receiving the salary “in the envelope”, the employer evades the conclusion of the employment contract, if you need legal assistance you can contact the “hotline” of the Federation of Trade Unions: 8 (7172) 21 28 01 and phones of the trade union centers of the regions and Astana, Almaty cities on the working days from 9.00 to 18.00 hours.

You are sure to help!

Also in the framework of the action, anonymous questionnaire is conducted on the facts of hiring without registration of employment relations.

If you get the salary in the “envelope”, we invite you to participate in the questionnaire. The questionnaire is anonymous and you are free in your answers. Thank you in advance for your frankness. You can express your attitude to informal employment by filling out the anonymous questionnaire “informal employment” by downloading it on the official website of the Trade Unions’ Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the section “Republican action” “Conclude an employment contract “.

The completed questionnaires should be sent to the electronic address of the Trade Unions’ Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan or omitted in the “box of trust” established in the buildings of trade union centers of regions and Astana, Almaty cities.

It is almost impossible to solve the problem of illegal employment as well as payment of wages to employees “in envelopes” without participation of employees themselves.

Agreeing to perform works without formal registration of employment relations, the employee not only disrespects himself refusing from social protection but also to his own children and parents allowing the employer to withdraw from the transfer taxes and fees or to list them in a non-full amount.

If you care about your future, you want to get the full amount of social guarantees – you must defend your legal rights!