A draft agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, national trade unions and national employers ‘ associations for the years 2021-2023 prepared by a working group composed of representatives of the Federation of trade unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Confederation of labour of Kazakhstan, Union of trade unions of Kazakhstan “Amanat”. The draft General agreement was sent to the Ministry of labor and protection.

As is well known, in March this year the Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan presented a draft general agreement to the public. The Federation of Trade Unions has also initiated the joint development of a common approach to all national trade unions in support of the basic principles aimed at ensuring the protection of workers’ labour and economic rights and wage guarantees. This initiative was supported and a working group on the elaboration of the General Agreement was established.

The working group held special sessions on the five sections of the General agreement in preparation for the completion of the entire social partnership system and the draft constituent document at the national level. First of all, the structure and content of the draft General agreement were determined, and the recommendations of all Republican trade unions were taken into account. The Federation of trade unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the section “Social partnership” of the General agreement proposed a number of provisions aimed at strengthening the role of trade unions in the system of social partnership, increasing the effectiveness of the Republican tripartite Commission (RTC).

In addition, the proposals contained in this important document to ensure the ability of trade unions to actively participate in issues related to the labour market are aimed at ensuring a balance of interests within the framework of social partnership. It includes proposals on draft requirements for mandatory participation of trade unions in the development of normative legal acts on social and labor issues, government meetings, as well as in the preparation of annual reports on improving working conditions and labor protection.