Today Karaganda hosted a meeting of the Republican tripartite Commission on social partnership and regulation of social and labor relations under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister Gulshara Abdykalikova.

The RTK was attended by the Minister of labor and social protection of the population of Kazakhstan Berdibek Saparbayev, akim of Karaganda region Erlan Koshanov, heads of major trade unions, representatives of NCE “Atameken”, Directors of large companies.

The participants of the meeting discussed the state of labor relations in the regions, analyzed the map of labor risks and the situation of wage arrears, got acquainted with the data on safety and labor protection.

In his speech, Chairman Of the Federation of trade unions of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Abdiraiym spoke about the topical issues of social partnership in Kazakhstan.

According to B. Abdirayim, in the absence of legislative regulation of borrowed labor in the country, this form of employment leads to gross violations of workers ‘ labor rights.

“Currently, the labour of hired workers is paid is often lower than regular employees of the receiving party, they can’t extend the validity of collective agreements in case of accidents on production, are employees and at all remain without the protection and rights of compensation of the harm caused to their health and life. We thank the group of deputies of the Majilis for the initiative to develop a draft Law on regulation of borrowed labor. Representatives of the Federation of trade unions actively joined this work” — said the Chairman of the fprk.

Currently, the Federation of trade unions of Kazakhstan requests to accelerate the adoption of the Roadmap to reduce industrial injuries and jobs with harmful working conditions.

“Unfortunately, the measures of administrative penalty for employers do not give a positive dynamics of reducing the level of injuries. For example, today we are in the Karaganda region, which is the leader in industrial injuries – last year – 224 victims of accidents, and for the first quarter of this year — 52” — said B. Abdirayym.

Referring to the topic of collective agreements, he noted that today only 42.6% of enterprises and organizations are covered by collective agreements in Kazakhstan. At the same time, collective agreements are concluded at 98 percent of enterprises that have trade Union organizations.

The head of the fprk proposed to put into practice a permanent consideration of the issue of collective agreements at the regional (regional) tripartite commissions on social partnership and to legislate in the Labor code a detailed mechanism for the mandatory conclusion of collective agreements in all organizations and enterprises, regardless of ownership.

Virtually all strikes that have taken place in recent years in the country have been declared illegal by the courts because of non-compliance by workers with the procedures for making demands. In turn, the requirements for these procedures are so complex that they are practically impossible to implement. As a result, the impossibility of collective bargaining, due to the complexity of the procedures, led to spontaneous strikes.

The Federation of trade unions of Kazakhstan believes that it is necessary to make changes and additions to the Labor code in terms of simplification of procedures for the nomination of workers ‘ claims and conciliation procedures (conciliation commissions, labor arbitration).

Fprc believes that the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan should take measures in 2019 to accede to the five conventions of the International labour organization: “On minimum standards of social security”, “On the establishment of minimum wages with special regard to developing countries”, “On the promotion of collective bargaining”, “On part-time work” and “On safety and health in agriculture”.

In conclusion, the Chairman of the Federation of trade unions of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Abdirayym asked the Government to pay attention to the issue of disabled regressors, i.e. those workers who were injured and injured in the workplace.

The fprc proposes to address this issue in a timely manner and to restore justice to these people.