Delegates of the Federation of trade unions of Kazakhstan discussed topical issues of social and labor sphere of Kazakhstan during the international conference “Future of labor: challenges and opportunities” in Ankara (Turkey)
During the conference, member of the General Council of FPRK Mirbolat Zhakypov welcomed the participants and guests of the conference on behalf of the Chairman of FPRK Bakytzhan Abdirayym, and expressed gratitude to the organizers for the invitation to participate.
As Mirbolat Zhakypov stressed, the year of the 100th anniversary of the International labour organization has become an important milestone for trade Union organizations.
-The ILO anniversary year takes stock of the path taken by the organization, one of the oldest in the multilateral system, and appreciates the achievements that have marked this path. The changes faced by the world of work are widely discussed by ILO and the member States of the Organization. In a dynamically changing world, relations in the labor sphere are rapidly changing, and together with the positive aspects, these changes bring a variety of threats, — M. Zhakypov stressed.
It was also noted that the professions that are still in demand today may soon be unnecessary, or the demand for them will be significantly reduced.
In this regard, the speaker paid special attention to the implementation of the Program of digital modernization of industry in Kazakhstan until 2025 and familiarized the participants with the situation in the labor market of Kazakhstan.
The future of the labour sector is one of the priority issues of the Federation of trade unions and is being discussed with social partners at various venues.
According to a member of the General Council of the FPRK, the improvement of professional skills and continuous training, including retraining, are becoming one of the key elements of the future of the labor sphere and the provision of decent employment, poverty eradication and the formation of a new economy based on advanced knowledge and opportunities. At the end of his speech M. Zhakypov noted the importance of trade Union initiatives concerning the future of the labor sphere.
As noted, the prospects for future generations of workers should be the main focus of trade unions.
General Manager of the employment Agency of Turkey (ISKUR) Kafer Uzunkaya in her speech expressed the opinion that the main task of trade unions of all countries is to ensure a balance between employers and employees. She said that Turkey has made a serious leap in the employment of young people.
Assistant Secretary General of the Central organization of trade unions of Kenya Carolyn Chepkoech Rutto informed that trade unions in Kenya participate in the Councils to determine the minimum wage, seek to protect the rights and interests of workers through collective bargaining, as well as participate in the fight against corruption in the public sector.
Vice-President of the joint center for workers of Chile (CUT) Alejandra Tamara Munoz Valenzuela, in turn, believes that the opening of new technologies in the fourth industrial revolution will contribute to the creation of new jobs, the formation of a new list of specialties.
According to the President of the Sudanese Federation of workers ‘ unions (SWTUF) Joseph Ali Abdelkarim, the implementation of the fourth industrial revolution requires the Union’s efforts with state bodies in the field of environmental protection, the introduction of environmental technologies, both within the country and at the UN.
Participants in their speeches noted that, as in Industry 4.0 will be at the forefront of innovation, their intensity and speed of implementation, the quality of human resources depends on the education system. The priority of educational programs should be the development of the ability to constantly adapt to changes and assimilation of new knowledge. The emergence of new professions and changing requirements for the competencies of graduates of educational institutions will require a willingness to change the meaning and content of education, to introduce new methods and means of training.
Davos forum prepared a special report The Future of Jobs, which says that about 65% of children who are now sent to primary school, will work in specialties that do not yet exist. The basic skills for the professionals of the future will be the ability to learn throughout life, critical thinking and self-control. In fact, we are talking about the fact that the younger generation will not have to settle for the profession, the career of young people will necessarily be associated with adaptation to emerging challenges and continuous self-development. Trade unions, through dialogue with employers, must ensure the protection of workers ‘ social and labour rights, employment and the adaptation of young people.
President MEMUR – SEN Ali Yalcin appealed to the trade unions of all countries to continue the struggle to protect the rights and interests of workers, to integrate their experience, to participate actively in the process of democratic transformation of States.
The Chairman of the Turkish Parliament, doctor, Professor Mustafa Shentop also noted that the trade unions have an important task to intensify, take the initiative in their hands, to protect the principles of democracy in their countries.
The participants of the international conference expressed confidence that the recommendations on the protection of workers in the changing situation in the global and national labor markets, which will be developed at the end of the conference, will be an opportunity to meet the challenges in the world of work.
At the end of the second day, the certificate awarding ceremony of the 4th international seminar “trade Union movement and social policy was held. Certificates were presented by Ali Yalcin – President MEMUR – SEN together with the Chairman of the Turkish Parliament, doctor, Professor Mustafa Shentop.
From the Federation of trade unions of Kazakhstan the certificate was received by the head of the sector of legal support of the Department of legal support and international cooperation of FPRK isenov A. B.