On October 16-17, the 11th Asia-European Labor Forum takes place in Brussels.
The Forum is attended by the Secretary General of the International Trade Union Confederation / Asia-Pacific (ITUC-AP), Shoya Yoshida, Director of the FES Regional Cooperation Bureau in Asia, Adrienne Woltersdorf, Special Advisor to the ETUC Secretary General, Joseph Niemets, etc.
As part of the work, global employment and labor issues on two continents were examined: reaching the subsistence minimum in Asia and beyond, decent wages in global supply chains, the impact of globalization processes on workers’ productivity and well-being, the impact of digitalization on changes in the labor market and many others.
From Kazakhstan, in the work of the 11th Asian-European Forum on Labor Issues, the Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Bakytzhan Abdіraym, and the consultant of the international cooperation sector of the FRDF, Almat Isenov, take part.
Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) Luca Visentini, Secretary General Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS, India) Harbhajan Singh, from the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Bulgaria Plamen Dimitrov, President of the Pakistani Workers’ Federation Mohammed Ajab Khan, National Secretary of the Indian National Confederation of Chandra Prakash Singh, representative of Cambodia, Sengak–Pen and many others performed at the forum.
The participants of the international Forum were familiarized with the activities of Kazakhstan’s trade unions, learned about the latest trends in the labor market of Kazakhstan and about measures to protect the working population.
This Forum is held as part of the 12th ASEM Summit “Global Partnership for Global Challenges”. ASEM is an Asian-European forum and a unique platform for dialogue and cooperation between Europe and Asia to discuss and address contemporary global challenges.
Combining more than 53 partners in Europe and Asia, ASEM represents 65% of world GDP and 55% of the world population. For more than 20 years, the ASEM site has been the most comprehensive collaboration between Europe and Asia.