Today, the international conference “the role of trade unions in social and labor relations: Dialogue between East and West” opened a practical training seminar.Today, the international conference “the role of trade unions in social and labor relations: Dialogue between East and West” opened a practical training seminar.

Participants of the seminar are 30 heads of branches of branch, local and primary trade Union organizations of the southern region of Kazakhstan.The seminar was moderated by leading Japanese experts.  Opening remarks were made by Secretary General of JILAF (Japan) SAITO Rio, who noted that more than 30 specialists from Kazakhstan were trained in Japan.Mr. Rio acquainted with the activities of JILAF and the peculiarities of the Japanese trade unions.

The Japan international labour Fund (jilaf) was established in 1989 by The Japanese Confederation of trade unions to exchange experiences and conduct training seminars to promote healthy social and economic relations in developing countries. 70% is financed by the state (Ministry of labor of Japan).

The Japanese experience includes the ” productivity Movement and three basic principles.”: 1. Maintenance and expansion of employment 2. Cooperation and consultation between the workers and the employer to keep workers in touch with the manufacturing процессов3. Fair distribution of productivity gains (companies, employees, consumers)

The basic principles of the agreement between workers and management States:- the Company is not entitled to dismiss employees because of the introduction of new technologies;-When the introduction of new technology there is a need to reallocate workers from among the members of the Union, the company should carefully consider their abilities and provide them with the necessary retraining; – the Company is not entitled to demote the redistributed employee for at least a year.

Elements of social security in Japan:

Labor insurance, health insurance, pension funds, social protection system for vulnerable segments of the population, professional development of work; Contribution to the welfare of the employee.

In Japan, there are labor policy Councils consisting of 30 people: 10 representatives of the public interest, 10 representatives of workers, 10 representatives of the leadership.

Workers ‘ unions make up 30%, and are actively involved in the policy of labor relations.

RENGO is not a political party, it is an independent Confederation of trade unions and does not depend on public sources of funding.

However, in order for the state to be puzzled by the pressing problems of the workers, it is necessary to convey them to the government. To do this, both houses of Parliament include protocols, which prescribes activities to raise these issues at parliamentary meetings.

There are deputies who are well aware of the problems in the field of labor relations and promote the interests of trade unions

The work of the practical training seminar continued with the speeches of other speakers.

On March 21, the training seminar for trade Union organizations of the southern region of Kazakhstan was continued in the sanatorium “Koktem”. On March 21, the training seminar for trade Union organizations of the southern region of Kazakhstan was continued in the sanatorium “Koktem”. Yerzhan Egemberdiev, Director of the Department of legal support and international cooperation of fprk, which in 2018. he was trained In the international labor Fund JILAF (Japan), spoke on the topic: “the Legislation of Japan in the field of labor.”Japan’s labour legislation is stable and has been in force since the 1950s. The provisions on work and profession are enshrined in the Constitution of Japan of 1947, including:- Freedom of choice of profession – the Right to work and the duty to work – Prohibition of the exploitation of children – Guarantees of the rights of workers to form organizations, as well as the rights to collective bargaining and other collective action.The basic law, support the labor movement, “trade unions Act”, its purpose is to contribute to workers on equal terms negotiated with employers.Principles of the law: – Mild conditions for the formation of trade unions; – the Requirement of independence and independence of trade unions;- Ensuring the democratic nature of the trade Union; – Measures to ensure the principle of equality of workers and employers;Principles of trade unions:- Prohibited discriminatory attitude to the employment of workers – Elections to trade unions held by secret ballot – General meeting of trade Union members to hold at least 1 time a year – Accounting Union must undergo an external audit, and publish the results for its members – for strikes the General decision is taken by secret ballotJanybekov, Deputy Chairman of the Kazakhstan Branch of the trade Union of workers of small and medium business YNTYMAQ, spoke about the experience of Japanese trade unions, which can be applied in Kazakhstan.The main characteristics of the Japanese model of labor: 1. History and traditions – the Foundation for a constructive диалога2. A system of checks and balances in Japanese (a combination of confrontation (on the question of fair distribution of profits) and cooperation (in improving productivity), the existence of common goals (enterprise development, ensuring stable employment, stability and growth of living standards) 3. A clear distribution of social functions is the key to the well – being of workers.Kydyrmanov, Chairman of the TOP Almaty region, shared his experience of how trade Union activities are carried out in the region. He also spoke about the work of the regional tripartite Commission on social issues. Then the Japanese leaders of the international labor Fund JILAF answered the questions of Kazakh colleagues. In particular, the election of trade Union leaders, the work of labor (trade Union) banks, the minimum wage in Japan, as accumulated trade Union dues, how to protect the rights of Japanese workers in the release of seats, as well as the reasons for which can dismiss an employee of the enterprise.All information received during the seminar will be systematized and transferred to all branch trade unions of Kazakhstan for further training of Kazakhstan trade Union leaders.