The history of the trade Union movement in Kazakhstan dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century.
Created on December 6, 1905, the Union of workers of the Uspensky copper mine, which was located on the territory of the current Karaganda region, is officially recognized as the first trade Union organization in the country.
In Soviet times, the activities of all trade unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan were managed by a single Central body-the Kazakh Council of trade unions (Kazsovprof), which was formed in 1948 on the basis of the Resolution of the XIX Plenum of the all-Union Central Council of Trade Unions (VCSPS).
On November 10-11, 1948, in accordance with the decisions of the XIX Plenum of the VTSPS, the first regional inter-Union Conference was held and the Karaganda regional Council of trade unions was formed. It United 11 branch regional trade Union committees, 9 group committees and ore committees.
On October 10, 1990, the XIV Congress of trade unions of Kazakhstan adopted a Declaration on the formation of the Federation of trade unions of the Kazakh SSR-the successor of Kazsovprof.
The Federation has declared its independence from state authorities, employers and political parties, with the main goal of consolidating the actions of trade unions, representing and protecting the socio-economic, labor rights and interests of trade Union members, and ensuring the rights and freedoms of trade unions.
Industry trade unions and regional inter-Union associations became founders and members of the Federation.
On March 3, 1992, it was decided to rename the Federation of trade unions of the Kazakh SSR to the Federation of trade unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (FPRC).
According to the law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “on trade unions” dated June 27, 2014, the Federation of trade unions of the Karaganda region was renamed the territorial Association of trade unions “Trade Union Center of the Karaganda region”.
The work of the trade Union Center of the Karaganda region is currently aimed at consolidating, interacting and coordinating the activities of trade Union organizations operating in the territory of the Karaganda region and forming part of the Federation of trade unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, protecting their rights and interests in local representative and Executive bodies and employers ‘ associations, courts and other organizations.
As of January 1, 2020, there are 1,331 trade Union organizations in the Karaganda region, with the number of 162645 trade Union members representing 15 branch-member organizations of the Federation of trade unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In order to strengthen unity, solidarity, coordination and Association of efforts of trade Union organizations in the protection of workers ‘ rights, development of social partnership at the regional level, the adoption of a joint decision on the main directions of trade Union activity in the area on a regular basis there is a Coordinating Council of representatives of Territorial structures of the trade unions of the Karaganda region.
In organizations and enterprises of the Karaganda region, there are 1128 production councils, in which more than a thousand public labor protection inspectors of the trade Union have been elected and work.
In the year of the 115th anniversary of the trade Union movement of Kazakhstan, on September 2, 2020, the XXVI Congress of the Federation of trade unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan will begin its work, where fundamental changes in the activities of the trade Union movement will be discussed and defined, which will be reflected in the new Charter.
It is planned to adopt Resolutions at the Congress: “Trade unions of Kazakhstan strengthen international cooperation” and “trade Unions for socio-economic stability”.
All these issues reveal ways to ensure reliable protection of labor and socio-economic rights and interests of employees, ensuring decent working conditions and remuneration, social partnership, youth and gender policy, professional training, modernization and reform of the trade Union movement.
Currently, the active involvement of Kazakhstan in the globalization and integration processes dictates the need for trade unions to determine the implementation of promising strategic and tactical tasks, reform the trade Union movement. The new situation requires new solutions, since trade unions are an integral part of Kazakhstan’s society and have a special responsibility for implementing progressive changes for the benefit of the working Person.
FOR UNITY AND STABILITY !
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Bolat Zhumabekov – Delegate of the Congress, President of the Trade Union Centre of the Karaganda Oblast